Thursday, May 08, 2014

How To Create A Happy Life

How to create a truly worthwhile and happy life: 

1. Be good, and do good. That is simple enough.

2. Know what is right, and do what is right. 

3. Live each day in such a manner that, when you go to sleep each night, you do so with a clear conscience. 

4. Never do something you won't be proud of.

5. Never become someone you won't be proud of. 

6. Do not search for riches, fame, or material wealth. Live your life the best way that you can, and if you do, you will attain the most valuable possession there is: peace of mind.

7. Realize that there is no substitute for being a good person.

8. Work hard at developing meaningful, genuine relationships. 

9. Help make other people's lives a little better and more pleasant than they might otherwise be. Care for others as much as you can, and show appreciation to the important people in your life as often as you can. 

10. Learn to forgive, and actually practice forgiveness. 

11. Learn to ask for forgiveness.

12. Learn to control your emotions. Learn to think before you speak and act.

13. Learn to control your anger, or else it will control you.

14. Never judge anyone. Be kind and respectful to everyone; you never know what someone might be going through.

15. Keep an open mind. Accept the fact that you may not always be right. 

16. Keep an open heart. Understand that what you want in life, and that what you are called to do may change as you gather more knowledge and experiences.

17. Do not fear change. Embrace the exciting opportunities that come with the future.

18. Always be positive. Remember, you can be realistic and positive at the same time.

19. Enjoy the life you have, because it's the only one you're going to get.

20. Don't always take yourself too seriously. Learn to laugh at yourself and at your circumstances.

21. Don't waste time complaining. Find something to be thankful for, and make the most of the good things you have in your life. Focus on the positives, and you will find that everything else seems to disappear from view.

22. Appreciate what you have. Pursue what you want.

23. Always do your best. If your best is good enough, then enjoy the rewards. If your best isn't good enough, then keep working and keep giving your best until one day it is. 

24. Be humble; it is better to be humble of your own choosing than to be humbled by other people or by circumstances.

25. Find out what you have a passion for, and then do it. And don't just do it for your own benefit; find a way to use your gifts and your passion to help others. 

26. Hold on tightly to your sense of self-worth and your dreams. They belong to you, and you alone. No one can take away any of those things unless you allow them too. 

27. Don't wish for better circumstances. Go out and make them. 

28. Make the most of your talent and your opportunities, and find a way to do it in service to something that is greater than your own immediate self.

29. Realize that we are all part of something larger than ourselves, and that we are called to do as much good in this lifetime as we possibly can.

30. Live with honour and integrity, live a life that matters.

...In other words: Make Your Life a Masterpiece.

*Images via Neiman Marcus


Jackie Harrison said...

Beautifully said I do not disagree with any of these suggestion it so true try to live life like is the last day of your life. Thanks Sam for visiting my blog.

Rasa said...

Lovely thoughts :) and pictures xx

Elisa Zanetti said...

I agree with every single word!
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Kashaya said...

Great post.=)

Unknown said...

Definitely food for thought, so many important snippets of advice.

Tara x

Lisa said...

i love this!! especially #9 and #21!! words to live by :)!

ohh i didn't know you were a vegetarian! i think if you just cut out the ham it would be perfect :)

Dressed With Soul said...

I will really try to do this! Thanks a lot for this true and as I already experienced helpful tips. I think I should print out this summary that I won't forget this important sentences. And I'm sure you live already completely corresponding them <3

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

Coco said...

Very wise Sam, I agree on every single word!
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Shannon Jenkins said...

These are all spot on! I especially love number one!! How wonderful would this world be if everyone would just be good!

<3 Shannon

get carried away said...

this is a wonderful post dear! So many true and lovely words!
Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree with every single point! Very important advices that all we need for a better life.

Lovely post, super nice reading honey :)


Oriana Campanella said...

Hi Sam! These words are so true! Life could be so easy and pleasant if we lived it with honesty and trying not to be the person we are not!
Thank you! I really appreciate you like my name. Sam is a beautiful name too! "Oriana" has no particular meaning. It was the name of a princess of a French Medevial poem.

ilovetrends said...

Great post!! You're absolutely right!

Dascha said...

Really nice!!!


melissa said...

Good advice

Demi Mist said...

Great tips! I wish I could follow them all!
Happy Friday Sam!!!

Karolina Gespucci said...

<333 nice post !

Unknown said...

Adorei o post!

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Unknown said...

Thanks for this beautiful post Sam and so nice pictures!
I treat to do every tip :)

A Life Un-Styled said...

I used to have a list similar to this in my office, I'm going to dig it out after this. One of my favourite bits on it was Call your mother today :) There was something that Patrick's colleague told him in relation to making sure personal relationships are a priority (over work) was relayed in the sentence "You can't hug a PhD at night' :) Wishing you a happy weekend xoxox

Paola Lauretano said...

Great Sam!!!
Amazing post, beautiful words and lovely pics!!!
Happy friday!!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely a great pist, i m totally agree with yout tips.
Wonderful photos.Kisses


Lilli said...

Sam, this is going to be one of my ever fav posts from your Fri series, so so true. I do agree with each sentences, I need to print them as they are a great reminder. There are some things caught my eye most thought: think before speaking and act (which is something I still need to learn!); control anger (oh well, Im a Scorpio, tend to be impulsive sometimes!); always be positive but realistic (I think happy thoughts bring a happy life too); appreciate what u already have (I really hate people who complaining all the time, just a waste of time and life). May ur Fri be of course a big masterpiece for u dear Sam, kisses! xo

Adriana Leandro said...

I agree with all the quotes. Kisses!

Kacie Cone said...

This beautiful, your inspiring as always :)

Emmylou said...

What a fantastic list, Sam:) Such a great post to read.
Happy Friday to you.

Sophie Sierra said...

Beautiful post Sam, spot on! So many wonderful words that really do ring incredibly true <3

Hope you have a wonderful weekend xo

Sophie | soinspo

Chic Delights said...

A very inspiring post Sam that will help us to be the best version of ourselves. Happy Friday!

Darcy said...

This is such a great post!! I love the pictures and the list!

Emma-Cristy said...

I love your inspiring posts (Your fashion posts are amazing too:)).
Great words to live by and take to mind and heart.
& thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! So sweet of you!
Have a great weekend!


Samantha Mariko said...

great inspirational read for friday! thanks Sam :)

TBN Blog said...

So inspiring, such a lovely post :)x

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Beautetude said...

What a great post. I totally agree with everything you stated especially number 20.
Have a beautiful weekend Sam.

Anett said...

Beautiful advice, thank you!

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Harija said...

Great post and i love it... my favourite part is "don\t take things too seriously" and Sam I would love to link your post in on my blog (if that's fine with you) ;)

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sonia // daring coco said...

Gorgeous Sam. All though all points are important, my favorite was 7!


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The Equinox Fashion by Paweerata said...

Know what is right, and do what's right--> Exactly a great way to the happiest life :)

Hoda Katebi said...

Oh my what a great list! I especially love no. 6--one of my favorite quotes is: "There are people so poor that the only thing they have his money," and I couldn't agree more! Great post! xx

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Each of these affirmations help in a better quality of life, Sam:) Thanks a lot!

Pinkoolaid said...

lovely post :)

Unknown said...

I enjoyed reading this! You have a lovely blog. I'm doing a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to check it out! x

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Wowwww Sam, this is my favorite friday post.
"leanr to control my emotion"... This is true!!!
Have an awesome friday.
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Zaha said...

I really agree with all those points, especially #17. Routine will never satisfy me! Thank you for the lovely post. Always looking forward to your next!

Lace and Lipstick Stains

Beauty Unearthly said...

Great post dear...lovely pics..:-)

Lady parisienne said...

Very fantastic outfits!
Have a lovely week end!

Unconventional Secrets said...

i enjoyed reading your post !!!!
have a nice friday sweetye

Unknown said...

Lovely post, Have a great day kisses

modelovers said...

Wonderful post and gorgeous pictures!

Lovely greets


Unknown said...

wow I just discovered your blog and really like it. Think you have great style and am following now! Definitely a new fan! You are very inspiring
Pop up by my page when you get a chance xoxo Tamara

mademoisellemode said...

Lovely happy tips ^^


Unknown said...

So true so wise so fabulous, my favourite post ever <3
Thank you

Josie said...

Happy Weekend Sam! xxx

trishie said...

So wise and so true! Great things to live by. Happy weekend, Sam!

Jointy&Croissanty said...

I agree with everything you wrote. Living would be easier if every person on the world including politicians adhere to these sentences.
Have a perfect weekend!

Bárbara Marques said...

Love stopping by your blog, specially on fridays :p

alessandra said...

Great tips! I agree with you!!

Manasi said...

lovely post dear!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam, hope all is well. Been a long time, so "thrilled" you are still writing this awesome posts.
Blessings, Paolita (hint:

CourtStar @ StarSystemz said...

Great post Sam, I do believe that we create our own happiness and you can easily change your train of thought and paint a better picture of your life, thanks for sharing these tips :) lots of love C

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

This is a beautiful post! I love the images of Jac Jagaciak and Ginta Lapina you used!!


Katie said...

great tips for life <3 xx


So true, and succinctly put in each list! There are such simple ways to having a happy life
Thanks for sharing and inspiring us Sam!

MilanoTime said...

Such an amazing post dear!

Silvia Negretti said...

Great post, hun!
You know, I love your frills and these are soooo wise!
Thanx for share! :D

Unknown said...

This was amazing.Thanks for sharing this Sam,truly :)
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Unknown said...

Nice tips!!


Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Could use these as morning mantras. :) And what a beautiful editorial! x

miasmode said...

Sam I couldn't agree more. Beautiful and inspiring words. I do my best to live like that each day! Wish you a wonderful Friday sweetheart. I still think about Zoe ugly outfit lol :D

xx Mira

Gina said...

Sam! this is beautiful:) May be my favorite Friday Frills ever. That picture with the puppy is darling and the entire message is phenomenal. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Weekend, my friend!
XO, Gina

Katherine Unique said...

Wow! You have done a fantastic job this time!
I am mesmerized by this post! Love it!
You do not know how glad I am that I came here! Big hugs!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What beautiful and inspiring words and a gorgeous set of images to go along with them. Thank you Sam! Have a lovely weekend!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Pilar Domínguez said...

Very good principles. I am sure that if we did this we will be happier. For me it is very difficult to do number 10. Sorry! Kisses and nice weekend, Sam:)

María Pilar Bernal Maya said...

nice tips
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Patricia G. said...

Nice words and pics!! hope you have a nice weekend!

BELULOVE said...

loooovely post!!! be happy!!!! kisses

Jessica said...

Awesome post, pictures and tips! Have a splendid weekend! =D

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Corinne said...

these are great! and i agree entirely with all of them! happy friday!
xx Corinne

Nina Cat said...

preach it sister!

Daniella said...

So beautiful, so insightful and so incredibly graceful! Sam, you always share inspiring and wise words. Your strength shows such beauty :)

Take care and have a lovely weekend,
Daniella xox

Unknown said...

Thanks for this advice.


Unknown said...

This is a beautiful post with such an important message and I love love love the photos you chose with this! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for continuing to visit me even while I don't post as regularly lately. Your comments and thoughts are truly such a blessing for me, and I wish you a great weekend dear! xoxo
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Coco Colo said...

What a great and inspiring post :)
You have to enjoy your life and with your tips it can be easier :)

A Very Sweet Blog said...

this was cool sam! so true! i have a lot to work on. hahaha

Unknown said...

I love number 21! I've been training myself to do that for a long time now. It's easy to forget, but life is so much better when you focus on the positive.

Manhattan Image and Style said...

I love it sweetie!! I can't agree with you more! Love this post! ;)

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

I agree with every single word, I know it's hard to follow all those rules, but possible for sure:) Those photographs are also so inspirational, oh I love them:) Such a great post turned out, I enjoyed it very much!
Thank you, Sam!

Tanya said...

Your Friday post is always on top of billions Sam. These words are such a biggest reason of being such a good quality person on earth. Love the beautiful new look of your Friday's post :). Have an incredible weekend!

Laura Jones said...

such lovely advice! it sounds so simple (, until you actually begin to try living by these words). i should really remember these tips every day! :-) x

Unknown said...

Very nice post again Sam:-)
I wish you beautiful weekend.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the tips!
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Mikka said...

I love it when people are sharing amazing quotes about life on their blogs.. it only means they care about the well being of their readers, enjoy reading these wise words I might print it out so I can read it everyday to motivate me more. Whatever we do always give it a good go, don't be afraid of failure and disappointment. If you fall flat on your face then get straight back up. You'll always regret not trying. Disappointment is temporary, regret is forever. There isn't any traditions/celebrations during may day bank holiday here, just an extra day for a long weekend. I will keep that place in mind Sam, some of my collegues at work are planning a holiday there I might suggest that place to them, thanks for sharing Sam. Have a great weekend!! xx

LoveT. said...

Love this Post :)

Happy Weekend <3

Elle said...

Sam, this is such good inspiration, and such fun to see. I love the photos that you chose and I am especially happy to see the little puppies and cotton candy. I know that makes me sound rather juvenile, but it's been a long week. I will remember this, or at least try to, whenever I feel frustrated or at a loss.
XX, Elle

Beauty Unearthly said...

Great post dear...lovely pics..:-)

Karolina B-H said...

it seems incredibly simply but so hard at the same time :)


miss b said...

So many sensible suggestions and good advice in one place, Sam. I shall try to remember a few of these key positive messages or maybe refer to the list from time to time!

Tany said...

Yes, this sums it up completely... I agree with every word and I strive to live by these guidelines myself.
THANK YOU for sharing, Sam!
Tany et La Mode

sheng said...

this is very encouraging...i've always told myself to never settle for mish mash. To always strive to be better (if i cannot be the best) and sometimes we tend to become lazy and tired in trying (we then become mediocre). thank you for this post. it helps to kept reminded.

Anonymous said...

that is very true Sam :) love it !! xx