Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Friday!

Isn't this a good reminder? Sometimes I feel that the older I get, the more I lose a bit of my sweetness, my niceness towards others. It's easy to get jaded and start to distrust people- it's simple to become bitter after disappointments come and go, after things don't go as planned. But the world is beautiful. I really believe this. And I think it's so important to remember this, and to hold onto your goodness, and any bit of kindness you have. It's worth a reminder for myself, and maybe for you too. If you look around, and remove yourself from the everyday noise, the daily routines and to-dos, the heres and theres, if you step back and just look at the world and take a deep breath, I think we could all find a lot more beauty in our everyday lives.

I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day!

*I also received an anonymous comment on this post that I deleted. Anonymous person, I don't need to have my readers "defend" me, or even deal with someone who gets so worked up. If you'd like to talk EMAIL me instead of leaving an annoying comment. If you think my life and happiness are so fake, that I talk too much about the things I have, etc. etc. stop coming back here to read what I write. It's my blog and you are coming here by choice. And hello, who asks me for money advice except the repeated questions via formspring (hence me deleting that site)? That's all I'll say. There's no need for me to leave up such a negative comment and have this post turn into ridiculousness- me trying to justify myself (I've already said too much) and comments from people doing the same. I'll just leave it at this: go away.


  1. This is great! I am going to save it on my PC as a reminder. I definitely find myself getting more sour as I get older but I am conscious of it and definitely try to push it away! Have a great day xo

  2. I absolutely loved this post - I always think you have a beautiful way with words, but this also resonated with me very deeply and I'm thankful that you write this blog and share these moments and feelings with us.
    Its important to step back and smell the flowers :)

  3. I love this. It's a pretty message

    xx Thanks

  4. So sweet and so true. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. definitely needed this reminder today :)

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  7. danielle...i am right there with you on this! the older i get the more i see the world with different(less trusting) eyes. but such is life, ups and downs...good and bad...its what we take from it that really means something. so we choose to live and learn and love, and see it as such...or we can choose to be bitter and jaded and weak...and miserable. you get one shot at this to make it worth your while. ;)
    love love and happy friday!

    speaking of bitter and jaded and weak...
    dear anonymous aka. negative nancy,
    who posts something nasty and jaded on a post about being positive and sharing love? is this a weak attempt at making the poster stray from her intentions?
    one: stop reading the blog if you don't like it. what kind of person wastes all their time with things that upset them?
    two: did you even read this post? seems to me like you could learn a thing or two from it.
    three: who said anything about money? lets keep it relevant. oh and...shame on you...i'm pretty sure we're all privy to the phrase: "if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all".
    i have a feeling your disrespect has affected me more than it will even affect danielle...who by the way is much much more than your sour opinion gives credit for.

    p.s. check yourself...your insecurities are showing.

  8. M. you must have caught the comment before it deleted! Thanks for leaving something here, it IS upsetting to see such a shitty thing when you wake up, but I'm just ignoring it. Maybe I should have left it up, but I felt like it was just the complete opposite of the post and not a good thing to even have exist. Thank you though for saying some of what I would have liked to say! If you feel like detouring up to Prescott this weekend, let me know! ;)

    Love love love!
    Have a good day. <3

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am printing it out to keep at my desk :)

  10. LOVE this! I'm a new follower here (**waves hi**) and am reading from work right now (shhh!!) but am looking forward to going home and cozying up on my couch when the kiddos hit the hay and reading the rest of your blog!! Happy Friday! xoxo

  11. Hi Jenn! :)
    Welcome and it's so nice to meet you!


  12. Oh man, now I REALLY want to know what that comment said! So dramz.

    Also, hi.
    I'm Emma.

    I have a Boston Terrier too.

  13. wow danielle,

    your blog has grown so much. i used to see you on lj alot, and remember when you only had like 50 readers..2000 plus now-wow. i had gotten out of internet sightseeing/reading for a while, but i am glad but i'm glad i stopped back. you are the same sweet gal as you've always been, well maybe in your eyes a little more jaded. ahha. glad you didn't let anon get you down. congrats on pregnancy by the way!

  14. Thank you for the quote, it is a great reminder.
    I know sometimes when something goes terribly wrong or someone is especially cruel, I find myself for a moment shifting closer to the other side.
    At the end of the day, I try to have hope for people and the world we live in. Thank you.

  15. i've had my fair share of nasty nancies and yeah, it's hard to let it go and not call them out on it. i had a programming friend eventually block their ISP - which helped me a lot.

    i hope you have a lovely weekend.


  16. haters gonna hate. keep your pretty little chin up and remember that the internet anonymity breeds shitty people who like to rain on happy parades. you're wonderful! happy halloween weekend!

  17. I love that quote and yes it is a nice reminder. Hi! I am a new follower - loving your blog already!

  18. Danielle - i was just reading through this post thinking how much i admire someone who can put such positive thoughts out there and was already betting how many pesemists would look at it and see it as something else. Let them think what they think - well done for believing in it and not being afraid to be you! i'm much to scared to make my blog public for these very people haha so you keep goin' hon!! x

  19. pessimists* - sorry, so anal i had to fix this! lol x

  20. Well you DO talk about material things often! I just think you may be spoiled and have no clue about the real world. Your blog is comical in that way and I enjoy reading it and getting a laugh. Nbd.

  21. Just kiddingggggg

  22. well I think your blog is inspiring! today, especially, I needed that little boost of positive energy--so thank you. oh, and there's nothing wrong with a little materialism! after all, you only live once.

    <3, morgan

  23. Dear Anonymous,
    This girl is one of my nearest and dearest and I can assure you this is Danielle. Nothing but a wonderfully positive person that has always brought me up and never down. I also know that she has worked very hard and very smart for all that she has and to condemn her for such a thing is not only "comical", but entirely narrow. I don't normally get involved in weird internet-ness, but there is something you need to understand... Danielle does not OWE you anything. You can try and demand whatever you want and stomp around like a "spoiled" brat, but's a blog and you don't deserve much else.

  24. I though this post was beautiful! I was surprised to read at the end that someone has been taking their unhappiness out on your blog.

    I sometimes hold back on my own blog because I think I'm afraid to come across comments like this, but you handled it so beautifully- very inspiring.

    I don't know what their point was, but they should realize you have just as much right to express yourself as they do, but at least your expression is contained to your own site and not harassing others.

    I don't know you Danielle. I found your blog a week ago, and I love it. If I ever decided I was not impressed with it, I would have enough sense to not harass you.

  25. I'm so glad so many of you enjoyed this quote- I saw it and knew I had to share it. :)

    Thanks for all the sweet comments!