thank you, friends.

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i would just like to express a small and humble thank you to the friends (and often strangers) who have come into my life be it just for a few quick moments (or a more lengthy stay) at the exact moment when i have needed them the most…. and have so generously given of their time, love, wisdom, advice, ice cream, shoulder to cry on, listening ear, kleenex, whatever it was…. i appreciate you more than you know. and love you to death.
and i resolve today, to be a better friend (or kind stranger on the street). to give the benefit of the doubt to those i am quick to judge, or those who are quick to judge me… and make all my relationships more meaningful and special.
xoxo
  1. Birdie

    I promise to be a better friend and stranger on the street! I just wanted to say how much i enjoy this little(well…its big now) Blog that you have. It inspires me!

  2. Jay

    You are indeed a rockstar Naomi! You inspire me with your beautiful photos, kind words and generous heart :) I enjoy witnessing the love you share for your husband and little Kingsley (haha, not so little anymore). And thanks to you I've discovered other lovely bloggers, such as your friend Meg, the brunette bomshell! You both inspire me :)

  3. & in return, thanks for sharing your life with us… I love seeing what you guys are up to & your latest Kingsley adventures… so thanks for 'befriending' all of us strangers x

  4. thank goodness for friends. this life can be hard sometimes, yes?!

  5. Hi! I just wanted to say that you have a beautiful blog and I love reading your posts when I get to work in the morning. You're an inspiration:)

  6. Seyma

    i love you back sweetheart.. thank you for being such an inspiration..

    xoxo

  7. What beautiful, genuine words! You're such a role model to so many of us – and it's posts like these that remind us just how much of a role model you really are! <3 Thank you for being such an inspiration with such a big heart!

  8. R.

    What a sweet little pledge! I think I'll do that, too! xox

  9. heart.
    have a blessed day, sweet friend.

  10. What a special note. May we all 'pay that forward'. Have a lovely day.

  11. emily

    i have definitely felt the same way lately. i need to be better… and kinder… and get out of my shell more. glad we are friends. you've been a great friend to me!

  12. Thao

    I love this resolution, Naomi. I made a similar one recently, after realizing what a bad friend I can be in spirit, if not in words and actions. <3

  13. Anytime ya need to do those things, we're here!
    I'm def. gonna be a better stranger. Living in a big city, I don't smile or even look at anyone. Stopping that today.

  14. Love this post! I think you are sweet, beautiful, and down to earth : )

    Kingsley is adorable !

    My pug puppy Starla went off to the vet today to get spayed : ( I was so sad, I dont like to know that she is going to be in pain, but I know she will be ok : )

  15. Beautifully said, my love. You are an amazing person with such a warm soul. I know you are a wonderful friend! xoxox

  16. I think it's great you want to be a better stranger on the street. Sometimes I forget that we are all connected and a simple smile and cure someone's bad day.

  17. Oh wow! This is a fantastic sentiment am I should definitely keep this in mind♥
    And to tell you the truth we do feel better when we are giving and not receiving don’t we?…..take care hun and have a pleasant day♥

  18. I have been on the same mind track. I just need to be kinder in general. More understanding. nice, sweeter. Esp. to my family and friends. Why is it we sometimes are nicer to stranger then our own family? I mean we need to be nice to everyone, but I think you get what I mean. haha Thanks for the reminder :)

  19. Amanda*

    So sweet :)

  20. Maddy

    Your humbleness amazes me constantly. It makes me enjoy reading about your life even more (if that's even possible!) it's a great quality to have that I'm sure your children will inherit one day too (which is fantastic in today's society!)

    You rock!

    p.s. love that photo of the roses (?), great colors!

  21. friends really can have the most profound effect on your life. yesterday when i was feeling particularly down on my birthday, i got a handwritten card from my best friend who told me that whenever she needed to talk to someone, it was me she wanted to talk to. it really lifted my spirits and i certainly look to your blog whenever i need some cheering up (bonus points when a picture of Kingsley is involved). x

  22. Legs

    You are wonderful!

  23. cara.

    <3

    will you do a styling post soon? (have i asked you this already?)

  24. Sarah

    "Friends are the adventures of life!"

  25. Naomi, you are so inspirational and such a gem. I definitely look up to you and admire all you do. Have a lovely day!

  26. wonderful advice for all of us … and we LoVe yOu!

  27. what a great idea, fabulous advice for everyone :)

  28. Whoah. I haven't checked my reader in a few days… or more :( and your new layout is completely, off the chart amazing. I love your blogs new look.

  29. Hannah

    What a lovely post! I agree one hundred percent; One of my new years resolutions this year was to try and be a better friend! I think you forget that it takes some effort sometimes, and really that is what life is all about: the people you meet and the relationships you build.

    By the way I hope you don't mind but I made a blog post the other day about the lovely headbands I bought from your shop and linked to your blog and shop.

    Let me know if it is a problem!

    Best Wishes
    xx
    Let me

  30. Hannah

    What a lovely post! I agree one hundred percent; One of my new years resolutions this year was to try and be a better friend! I think you forget that it takes some effort sometimes, and really that is what life is all about: the people you meet and the relationships you build.

    By the way I hope you don't mind but I made a blog post the other day about the lovely headbands I bought from your shop and linked to your blog and shop.

    Let me know if it is a problem!

    Best Wishes
    xx
    Let me

  31. Hannah

    *sorry; don't know what happened to that extra typing on the end there.

  32. Amanda

    what a great reminder! thanks for your lovely blog! i love all the pics of your pup. i am in love with my pup too!!!! :)

  33. Ruchi

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  34. aww you are so sweet! I am so thankful that I get to tread our little thoughts and see some of the things you are up to because you are so sweet and creative!

    You are so inspiring!

  35. what a sweet, sweet note. you're a darling soul. <3

  36. you are an inspiration :) thank you for sharing your thoughts in/and this blog.

    xx,
    selene

  37. Erica

    you are darling!

  38. whimsy

    so sweet humble and true. we all need to remember this a little more.
    loves!
    britt

  39. Sadie

    What a nice sentiment!

    Sadie at heyMamas

  40. Jacob

    nice thought.
    I devote myself to be a better blog reader of yours! :D

  41. I am a new follower of your blog. I don't know why I didn't find you sooner. Your fashion sense is completely inspirational. I love your blog, and this post is so sweet. Thanx for sharing your rad life online.

  42. wow. this just made me cry. i am guilty of the same things. here's to a new day! xo.

  43. CAPow!

    very beautiful! I've come to a similar realization earlier today, I resolve to be a nicer, more open person.

  44. Hey What FujiFilm Instax Camera do you have? I was looking to get one, but not sure which one is the best. If you could let me know that would be awesome! I LOVE your blog, and your dog! :)

    -Amy