A positive 2017


My relationship with new years is very hit and miss, I think this is because I think too much. It's natural to wonder what the year ahead will bring, and also to consider what the year gone by has taught us. A lot has changed in 2016 and I can only hope that the year to come will be a good one with many blessings. It's important to look back and be thankful for all the good things from the year. We should always be thankful for our health, that we are here to experience another year with one another.

 I believe that our health can be greatly affected by our emotions, one of these being worry, not to mention the amount of stress it causes. So I have decided, I am going to allow my 2017 to be free from the chains of worry and live with the following quotes in mind:




“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.”
– Dale Carnegie




“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”
– E. Joseph Cossman





“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
– Elbert Hubbard




“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
– Dean Smith




“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere”
– Erma Bombeck




God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

I wish you all a wonderful 2017 and I hope this year is kind to you. Let's start the year right with a positive attitude, making the most of the things that we have and the people that we have around us.

Much love,

40 comments:

  1. Amazing photos. I hope that 2017 will be a wonderful year for you.

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    1. Thank you Izabela! :)

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  2. Omg first of all I loveee ur hair colour isit natural if u don't mind me asking? and ur profile pic is dope!!! And I love the worrying si like rocking chair quote. You look stunning and this was a great read for a Sunday night! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much! No it isn't naturally this colour but it is a fun colour to have! I hope you are having a great year so far!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy New Year!

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    1. I hope you are having a great year so far!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  4. Great post babe! Happy New Year! x

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    1. Thank you! I hope you're having a great year so far!

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  5. So enjoyed reading this post doll! Positivity is the way to go for 2017!
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    1. Thank you Remi! I hope you're having a great January! :)

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  6. Wishing you a lovely 2017, lady! Great post!

    -Ashley
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    1. Thank you Ashley! I hope you are having a happy January!

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      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  7. I like your relaxed look with the amazing boots!
    Happy New Year!
    xx Rena
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    1. Thank you Rena :)

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  8. Gorgeous post and photos. I love your boots. Have a happy and positive 2017.

    Gemma x
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    1. Thank you Gemma, I hope you are having a happy month! :)

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  9. Happy new year babe! <3

    X Merel
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    1. Thank you Merel! :)

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    1. Thank you :)

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    1. Thank you Natalie!

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  12. Nice look! I wish you a happy new year and all the best for 2017

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    1. Thank you. I hope you are having a great month!

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  13. Our health can definitely be greatly affected by our emotions. I know this first hand. All we can do is try to be positive and happy and hope it reflects back. Love the pictures!

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    1. Love your comment Lorna, it is so true! I hope you have had a happy January!

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      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  14. Happy New Year! I also want to be more positive this year, there's no point on worrying and stressing over insignificant stuff.

    xo
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    1. Thank you Carina! I agree with you completely!

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  15. Your approach to 2017 sounds beautiful; sometimes letting go of the stress/control and letting life happen can be the best thing :) I hope 2017 is a great year for you.

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle! :) I hope this year brings you lots of joy!

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  16. Aside from the breathtaking photos the quotes you shared are all very beautiful. I worry a lot too and most of the time it makes me anxious to the point that I can't do anything anymore! It sucks to worry too much and I should learn to let loose and just let it be. I shouldn't be afraid of making mistakes because that way I'll learn. Thanks for sharing these quotes and reminding me that life is beautiful even if I make mistakes. :)

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    1. Thanks Jenn. It's so difficult sometimes not to let our emotions take over, especially worry can be hard to manage. Mistakes are part of life and we definitely learn from them! :)

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      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  17. Such pretty pictures! Love the landscape. Hope 2017 is amazing for you.

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  18. Wishing you happiness for 2017. These are such beautiful photos.

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  19. Great post and pictures, love the boots!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  20. nice picture .. love your booties
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  21. Wow! I love your shoes!
    The color of your hair is simply stunning! Gorgeous!
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  22. Happy new year my dear! Great quotes! And yes I believe that our health is affected by emotions! xoxo

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  23. Happy new year! I love your idea of a positive 2017 =o)

    Beautiful photos by the way =o)

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  24. what apretty post, yes for a positive 2017 :) those photos are amazing :)
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