It’s 2014…Keep It Real!

Plain and Simple is always better....
Plain and Simple is always better….

The quote “Keep It Real” may sound a little cliché, but I think it is necessary in maintaining a balanced life and keeping things in perspective. It’s only seven days into the New Year and that’s just enough time to already get off track on those goals and new years resolutions. Although, I am no expert and I make many mistakes along the way…I want to share a few ways that help me keep it real!

• Don’t be fake. Always tell the truth. Honesty is always the best policy…no matter what!

• Keep your perspective. Don’t do anything to compromise your integrity, identity, morale or self-worth.

• Try to put yourself in others shoes. Be sensitive to others needs.

• If you are in the wrong…Always apologize.

• Remember who you are, where you came from, and who you belong to. Stay true to you, your friends, family and most importantly, God.

• Say what you need to say; but be tactful, loving and mature with your words.

• Try to stay positive! Let your light shine and be the encourager.

• Respect everyone even when you don’t want to. Agree to disagree and learn to move on.

• Learn from your mistakes!

• Forgive! Forgive! Forgive!

• Remember these two words and say them often…”THANK YOU”

• Try to do extend kindness to others in some small service as often as possible. The possibilities are endless.

• Be compassionate! Compliment often!

• Listen more and Talk less!

• Pray! Don’t Worry! Be Happy!

• Be Thankful…even for the little things.

• Smile and Laugh often! Don’t take anything or anyone for granted.

• Love Yourself!

The journey is yours and yours alone. You’re only as happy as you set your mind to be. As I said, I am no expert and merely trying to share some things I’ve learned over the years. I am still learning…so, if you have any helpful tips tokeeping it real” please share! There is always room for growth!



2 thoughts on “It’s 2014…Keep It Real!

  1. Thanks for your comment, Camilla. I appreciate your thoughts. The older I become, the more I realize how human I really am. 🙂 Sometimes life can become busy and hectic…and it’s reflecting back on those times, when I learn the most. Life is too short not to enjoy it! Live, Love and Laugh! 🙂


  2. Great advise! We’re all on a journey, growing, learning, and we should support each other…never, ever discourage (unless someone is going into the ditch that is). I too believe honesty is the best way to go. I believe in the golden rule. And I always try to remember that I don’t know what the other person is going through…the best I can do is to show her or him I’m human and we all have our struggles.


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