November 8, 2011

Heart Warming

Hello to all my beautiful Readers,

Yesterday I was looking through my daily blog roll and read Miss Natty's Beauty Diary. Her post was so heart warming, and it touched me so much that I have to share it with you! Click on the above link and it will take you to her full post. Here are some lessons she took away from her fathers recent passing.
"1) Life is short. You don't really understand how short it is until you lose someone you love.
2) You can't be prepared for death. You will never be prepared. The only thing you can do to prepare yourself is love the ones around you and don't "put-off" spending time with your loved ones for a rainy day. Love your loved ones every day.
3) Don't be selfish. Being selfish isn't good for your inner spirit. In order for your spirit to grow and to be happy from within, you can't be selfish.
4) Don't talk bad about others. If the people around you are talking negative about another person, be the one to change their thinking (to each their own?) or don't comment on the matter.
5) Don't hold grudges. What's the point?
6) Surround yourself with positive energy. Positive energy will motivate you. Negative energy will only bring you down.
7) Love everybody. Yep, everybody. This ties into #4 Don't talk bad about others. It's not right to judge another person for their beliefs, the way they were raised, their personality, the things they like, etc. Everyone is different and you have to be accepting of others. Once you accept others as they are, you'll feel such happiness from within. You are no better than anyone else. Having more money doesn't make you "better".
8) Always appreciate what others do for you. Don't expect anything from anyone ever and you won't be disappointed. When you're not expecting anything, that's when you're really thankful.
9) You were born as dust and you will leave as dust. You won't leave with your money or your expensive things. You can have expensive things, but you have to remain humble. Money isn't everything and vanity isn't everything.
10) Always be optimistic. Never give up, or lose hope. There are open doors for all of us in life.
11) Always attend a funeral/wake if you're able to. It means a lot to the family. I know it may not be an environment you like, because death is something that scares all of us, but I know how comforting it really is to have lots of people around you.
12) When someone you love dies, they are only gone physically. You can talk to them out loud any time you want, and they will listen to you.
13) You will have some days that are good and some that are bad. You can't be strong allof the time, and that is fine.
14) Be happy for what you have, and don't be bitter for what you don't have.
15) Don't be afraid of going to the doctor for a routine check-up."



Outfit: Zara Tights/ Forever 21 Blouse/ Kelsi Dagger Wedges
Aldo Accessories Necklace
Sometimes we just need a little reminder to live life to the fullest, and not let the little things get to us. Thanks for visiting the blog Chicas!

Love,

IvonneStacy.










18 comments:

  1. i love the cutout shoulders design and the necklace is beautiful!

    cute & little

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  2. Thank you Kileen!

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  3. Ibifiri Mobolaji-KamsonNovember 08, 2011 2:17 PM

    lovely outfit. those points where just on point. i can relate to all of it. very good. please keep it up.
    www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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  4. love the outfit! u look stunning! love the post also...

    www.tashanoehea.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful post!
    Lovely outfit, I really like the shirt and your hair. I know random thought.... I also like the black shoes, so classy and pretty. Such a nice young lady!

    Xoxo
    Milena
    www.milenalovesthis.blogspot.com

    Ps,... I hope the new home is coming along great!

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  6. You're so beautiful! Thank you for mentioning me <3

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  7. Awww... this post was adorable just like you & your FIT! ~Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Your post touch me so much. You and your family are definitely in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your story :)

    IvonneStacy 

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  9. Great look! I don't usually like tops with the cutout shoulders, but on you it's lovely!

    http://www.thefreshfactorgc.com

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  10. Such inspirational quotes! I'm sure by now you know that I love all quotes (since I put them on almost every title on my posts) lol, but there's something so beautiful about hearing or reading quotes. Sometimes it touches others and it reminds them that they aren't alone in what they are going through or thinking about. Also really love the outfit! I'm really obsessed with sheer blouses at the moment :)
    -nancy

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  11. Love that list!! So many fabulous & positive reminders, and yes so need to go in for my yearly check-up, better get on it. And, I'm absolutely loving your gorgeous outfit here girly, those wedge booties are especially fantastic. xo veronika

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  12. Those are great words!!! I love this look too!


    Shasie of Live
    Life in Style

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  13. I just went and read her blog post, and haven't stopped crying. I'm so terrified of losing my parents, and that post was my worst fear coming true, and I don't even know her...wow...death is so painful



    Shasie of Live
    Life in Style

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  14. shopping with betty boopNovember 10, 2011 4:21 PM

    very chic look i luv the top and the necklace looks fab

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  15. you look great! i love the cut outs in the blouse :-)

    ~nic

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  16. I have this same necklace and I never wear it. I'm going to change that soon!

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