Thursday, February 23, 2012

It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever!

A smile costs nothing but gives much.  It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.  It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.  None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it.  Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.  Some people are too tired to give you a smile.  Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.  ~Author Unknown
 Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. 
 ~Mother Teresa
 I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.  ~Author Unknown
Everyone smiles in the same language.  ~Author Unknown
Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.  ~Author Unknown
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.  
~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The weather has been "the usual", grey, wet and cold, but the sun finally came out today! We are loving it, I think the whole city needed a dash of Vitamin D. It's amazing how the sun can affect people, the majority tend to be in high spirits and even smile! And you know, smiles are contagious!

We need to stop focusing on things that aren't necessary or vital (matrialistic/monetary) to our happiness. We should be focusing on the essential things, LOVE and RESPECT for one another. We should be focusing on the terms Us, them, and eachother; don't worry about yourself for a second and think about others. The perfect gift, for even a stranger, is a simple smile. You can extend that warm sign of gratitude by saying "hello", asking "how are you", or holding the door for someone behind you. 

Life is meant to be simple, and enjoyable for all of us.
Smile, we are finite and should gift others good memories.

besos, bendiciones y buenas vibras.

58 comments :

  1. gorgeous pictures!! love your sweater!!
    mychoicesaremystyle.blogspot.com

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  2. I love to smile at strangers and asking them "how are you" or even saying "have a nice day" it really brightens up their face. I truly think it is a nice simple gesture that can make someones day a lot better. I absolutely loved this post!

    -Ruthy

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  3. Love the quotes!! but even more these pictures!!!!! You look stunning!!

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  4. This is lovely :) Love the van!
    xxx

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  5. Gorgeus pics Nina!! You have some really cool blog
    Love also the sewater. You look very stylish.

    Kisses and hugs from your new follower and reader

    Pri

    http://www.styledchicas.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the pictures & the meaning behind this post! You now have a follower out of me!
    Love the sweater! I don't know what I would do if the sun wasn't out as much as it is here in Florida. It's been over cast for two days and I'm already feeling lethargic!

    -Madeline Grace
    Just Let the Sparrows Fly

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    1. Florida, I bet it's always sunny there!! Lucky gal ;P

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  7. amazing photos, you look stunning! thank you for your comment on my blog, i love your blog, im now following :) xxx

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  8. Very inspirational post! You're stunning! Love your jumper :) x

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  9. Fun photos! Love the quote about the smiling - not only does it improve the world around you, but it also makes you feel better within you.

    Thanks for your lovely comment, look forward to reading more on your fab blog!

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    1. thank you so much!! =) i am happy to hear that you enjoyed the post!

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  10. Waaa, Nina, amé esas fotos, todas coloridas :B
    Me gusta tu suéter, quiero uno parecido pero el calor ya se hace presente en mi ciudad entonces será imposible, hasta el invierno que viene, ya qué.
    Que estés bieeeeeeeeeeen :B

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    1. yay!!! hehehe, bueno la proxima ves que valla a Mexico me llevo un sueter y te lo mando x paketeria~sigues en la misma direccion? hehehe

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  11. Me encanta, un post precioso.
    Besos y gracias por pasar por mi blog

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  12. OMG! Love theZZZZZZeeee!
    Such great FUn shots! :D

    xoxoxoxoxoxo!

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  13. Your style is so vintage! I love it!! I am now following you. I hope you do the same back. Thanks.

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    1. thank you for the kind compliment.will do! =)

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  14. Hi :)
    nails are very comfortable;)
    just look so that you can not do anything in them;)

    you have a great website, beautiful pictures and you are beautiful! :)
    I follow;)

    xoxoxo

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    1. hehehe i will have to try them one day! when I don't have to work! heheheh
      thank you darling for the lovely compliment!

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  16. Me encantan los nuevos colores en tu blog!
    pffff y que bien te ves en tus fotos! teloviuseo mas y mas!

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  17. Great style darling,i adore this outfit on you! CHIC,stay beautiful.
    Mitch,xx

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  18. You have a great sense of style!
    Nice blog :)
    Car

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  19. I love your outfit, the jumper is gorgeous!xx

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  20. You have great style :> I follow !

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  21. ¡Que fotos tan bonitas¡, no se como has llegado a mi blog desde tan lejossss, pero gracias por pasarte,. Ahijé, eres muy afortunada por estar casada con el hombre de tus sueños ¿Lo sabes, verdad?. Besos

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    1. muchísimas gracias! si, lo e...es una bendicion de Dios que lo conoci! =)

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  22. Love your sweater! Gorgeous.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  23. I've just been a lazy Gaga. I have no excuses haha. I love your hippie look mami. And I think I joined that group before. ok, I know I did cause I get emails from them from time to time, but I havent done anything active with it yet. Thanks for reminding/encouraging me.

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    1. thanks doll! i would love to meet up in April when I am in LA!!! :) take me to all yo thrift shops!!!

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  24. love everything! great pictures :)
    xxxx

    fashion-memoir.blogspot.com
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  25. Thanks for your sweet comment!

    Love this post, quotes are so so true =) and alltough it was meant to focus on essential things i also have to say the sweater in your pictures is gorgeous ;)

    X Denise
    mommy-in-style.blogspot.com

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  26. heyyyy am fine how are you???omg everytime I want to reply your blog wouldnt let me!!hope youre good

    ps LOVE YOUR JUMPER!!!
    xx

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    1. I am doing great thank you! =) I was just thinking about you the other day..and wondering why you were not in my feed =( so I had to find you again and re-follow! what is up with our blog and not cooperating with each other? I am so happy you got to comment now!

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  27. Cool sweater and nice photography!
    Thanks for comment on my blog!
    Kate

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  28. Nice outfit, very inspirational! Ioana

    http://www.fashionspot.ro/

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  29. Great quotes! =) :) ;) :P =} Sending you smiles!!

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  30. Hi Nina!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I really appreciate it =D I love your sweater in this post - where did you get it?

    I'm following you back! =D

    -laura

    www.daydreamingupintheclouds.blogspot.com

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Thanks for leaving the positive vibes! Many besos,bendiciones and buenas vibras. I will be sure to send them back!xo