Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Frills - Living in the Present



Don't get stuck in the past, 
Where you linger on and on in familiarity, 
And replay old memories over and over again. 

Don't overindulge in the future, 
Where you daydream about leading a grand life endlessly, 
And imagine the sweetest days you could ever live. 

Don't neglect your present, 
Where true life begins to unfold and pass you by silently, 
And you wonder about missed opportunities and lost moments. 

To avoid the state of merely existing, be aware of your present, 
And you might notice that you are part of a grander scheme 
where the past is long gone and the future has yet to come, 
And that your present is the most precious moment you could ever feel.
Your past and your future both lie in your present, 
Where your present wields the power to influence and change the way 
you think about your past either with gratitude or with regret, 
And shape your future to either a success or a failure. 

Live totally in the present,
Enjoying each and every moment, 
Where it is all happening, 
Where it truly matters. 

Quote Copyright © Fion Lim

53 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

Wow! Agree Sam treat present as a present( a gift!) is my motto too! Have a lovely weekend:)

Delilah D said...

I'm trying to enjoy my life and living in the moment too :) Beautiful photo! Wish you a happy weekend ahead♥

Gail J said...

Very beautiful picture! Have a great Friday!

sheng said...

carpe diem :D

Carolina ogliaro said...

The perfect Friday frills my dear, your words are always inspiring!
Xxx

Carolina

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ann.gie said...

I like your Friday posts... it gives a bit of refreshing breeze to my mind after busy week :) enjoy your weekend!

Style and Paper said...

Great post!!

xoxo
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Beauty Unearthly said...

Many kisses! Have a great weekend!!!

Gina said...

Happy Weekend, darling. This is such a great reminder of how important it is to live mindfully in the moment. Thanks for the Friday Frills inspo:)
XO, Gina
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Jackie Harrison said...

I enjoy reading this is so true and very well written. Have a great weekend.
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Valeria said...

It's always a pleasure to read your post! I wish you to spend a great weekend.
xx

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Pamela RG said...

Very inspiring Friday morning read. Enjoy the moment! Happy Friday.

Sandra Leiva said...

That picture is so beautiful!!

Wish you a lovely weekend <3

xx

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Dascha Boonstra said...

Love it :-D

xoxo
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Jessica Mattioli said...

Love your friday post!! Have a lovely week-end my dear Sam <3

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Sophie Sierra said...

I adore this beautiful picture to go with such beautiful words Sam <3

I'm the worst for getting fixated on memories and past thoughts and feelings so this was such a treasured post for me! xo

Sophie | soinspo

Bisma Rauf said...

Lovely post :)

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Wonderful words! Have a beautiful day, Sam! x

Oriana Campanella said...

After my bad experience, this is what I'm trying to do...
Have a nice weekend, Sam
Kisses
Oriana

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Oriana Campanella said...

After my last bad experience, this is what I'm trying to do..
Have a nice weekend, Sam
Kisses
Oriana

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little luxury list said...

Thank you for the reminder not to dwell on the past and shape the present and future!

xoxo,
little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Shannon Jenkins said...

This is such a great reminder! Sometimes the past needs to be just that. It can never be changed! Have a great weekend Sam!

<3 Shannon
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Michèle Kruesi said...

that photo is so incredibly beautiful

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Totally agree with all the sentences, is what I try to do everyday though, I know, isnt easy at all. Sometimes the past lives the present and threaten the future, the best is to focus on the moment and always stay positive. Have a wonderful weekend dear, kisses! xo

Bárbara Marques said...

That really is the most important :) Have a great weekend sweety!

Emmylou said...

"Live totally in the present"...hear hear:)
I love that image you picked out as well, Sam:) Have a great Friday.

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

You have expressed perfectly! We must live in the present, it is the only real moment. I like thinking in the past sometimes but just for pleasure, not regreting anything. Kisses, Sam:)

Beautetude said...

So true Sam. It's easy to get caught up in the past but it's always best to look into the future.
Beautetude

Paola Lauretano said...

Totally agree Sam, it's always a pleasure to read your friday's posts!!!
Have a great day!
Ciao bellissima!!!
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I think we all need a little reminder to live in the present every now and then. Thanks for presenting the message so beautifully! Have a lovely weekend Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Your words are so adorables
I agree with you babe
Kisses
Maggie D
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Moscow blogger by Marina Maximova said...

Grate pic an love all, make up, dress, and beauty!
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Milka said...

dear Sam, love the post as allways. thanks

FASHION TALES said...

True words Sam. Thanks for such a good post, sometimes it's hard to not dwell in the past, but we must live in the present. I wish you a lovely weekend dear. xx
/Madison
Pastel Splendour

Seepika C said...

It is certainly very imp to realize that we are a part of a grander scheme. Beautiful words.

Have a great day.

~ Seepz
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Caro * said...

Beautiful words dear Sam.
I wish you a lovely weekend :)

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

So beautiful words and this dress is amazing. *__*
Lovely greets Nessa have a nice weekend...

Jess said...

Gorgeous pictures, lovely quote! =)
Have a great weekend!

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xoxo,
Jess

Alexandra Zakharova said...

I know it's wrong, but I'm such a person who lives in the past. It seems that everything was so nice in the past and now it's all not that nice before. But I believe the best is yet to come! Thank you for your motivating post, Sam!
Hope your weekend will be great!

Veronica Vannini said...

Hi dear!!! Your Friday post is always stunning!
Kiss and happy weekend!!
Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

Manuela Muratore said...

true words .... always love your friday's post
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Fashion-Bridge said...

This photo is fantastic! and the words are so true! Thank you for your lovely comments dear Sam! I was away a bit but now I'm back;)

have a great weekend dear!

Xx

Alexandra

www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

Michelle LL said...

Love that photo. So true, don't live in the past 'cause if you do you will become the past. Have a great weekend Sam!! :)

Denise Sabs said...

Dear Sam, hope you are fine! I'm finally here after 11 days being here! I tried to comment last Friday, but somehow it didn't allow me to. But today then, and it's amazing what you posted! True, we shpuld cheer the present. One day I read that we are exactly where we have to be where we are, when we are. I suppose it has to do a bit with these amazing words you posted today! denisesplanet.com

Magda Carvalho said...

Love the image :)
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Daniella said...

I'll admit that my mind is constantly on the go and I have to remind myself often to live in the present. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in what has been and what could be. So I thank you for sharing this wonderful post, it's a great reminder to us all :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Toks said...

Such wise words Sam, I'm going to keep a copy because sometimes I get caught up with what has past and what has yet to come. Lovely post and the photo is amazing.
xoxoxo

Anouka said...

I like the Ladies that lunch look best!

Katie said...

will definitely be taking on this message when I go Interrailing next week. I'm prone to worry about the future, as I expect I'll be doing when I don't sleep at when I'm away all because of worrying about trains... but I'll do my best to enjoy every minute and live in the present to get the most out of it! xx

Kim Alston said...

So beautiful! I have to work on this.

Johnny said...

great pic<333
xoxo

LaTasha Bunting said...

My lovely Sam,

Darling, you are the sweetest person around love!
You SERIOUSLY are!
You are so caring and so wonderful!
Just so beautiful inside and out!
And your heart is just as big,
And your soul is made of gold as well!
You are a precious jewel, my love!
Keep that beautiful and lovely spirit of yours!
And continue to inspire others!

Amazing Friday Frill love! :)
Hope all is well! :)

With love,
xLBx

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have a fab day


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