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11 Ways to Live Fresh

posted by hrossi

What better way to celebrate the official launch of Fresh Living than with a fun acrostic to guide you through our posts (so far)!  Check it out, and add your own in the comments.  How do you “Live Fresh?”

Find – re-discover and honor your creative spark.

Reach – expand beyond past versions of yourself.

Exhale – make room for your life force.

Share – connect with kindred others on the journey.

Hug – embrace your guides, friends, and teachers.


Laugh – open to the great giggle of life.

Invent – find beauty in everyday objects.

Vibrate – harmonize your body, brain, and spirit.

Indulge – taste something sweet every day.

Nurture – discover your life’s motto.

Groove – tune in to the rhythm of love and the music of life.



  • http://www.reminders2bepresent.blogspot.com Jennifer Mazzucco

    thanks! i came up with some more – inspired by yours of course:)
    Free yourself of expectations…
    Realize that every moment counts…
    Eat more chocolate…
    Service to others…
    Heal your heart…
    Love the silences in between moments…
    Inspiration is everywhere…
    Voice your thoughts and sing them loudly…
    Internalize no other person’s negative energy…
    Nature, it’s a beautiful thing to surround yourself with:)
    Ganesh is fresh! listen to mc yogi and you will smile!

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/freshliving/ Valerie Reiss

    Yay, thanks Jennifer! This is awesome. Ganesh IS fresh!

  • cherie

    F- Find Your True self
    R- Reach for the Stars
    E – Eat Wisely
    S – Share your wealth and happiness
    H- Hope for the Best
    L- Love all
    I- Illuminate the lives of others
    V- Victory for all your efforts
    I- Immense self awareness
    N- No negative thoughts
    G- Goal of your life

  • Therese Borchard

    This is very cool! I did the same thing for the word FUNK. And I have just spent the last 15 minutes looking for it and can’t find it anywhere. But I do think acronyms are powerful … AA uses them all the time and they work! Like HALT (don’t get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired). Good work guys! t

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/freshiving Holly

    Thanks, Therese! I love HALT, I use it all the time.

  • stephanie

    Live each day to the fullest
    Apprciate all around you.
    treat everyone the way you would like to be treated.
    accept everyone the way they are.
    love those that love you.
    saying hello brightens up everyones days.
    Just accept you and love you the way you are.

  • Your Name

    Here is one of my acronyms:
    JESUS
    J just
    E empty
    S self
    U unto
    S savior
    Thank You all for the others.

  • Tonya

    These are two that I came up with that have become very important for me over the last few years:
    S – stand still
    T – take time
    O – offer help
    P – politely excuse yourself
    B – breathe
    R – reasonably
    E – equal
    A – always
    T – thankful for
    H – having
    E – exhales

  • douglas kleeves

    learn to listen,listen to learn

  • Pam

    Thank you Stephanie……you made my day!

  • Your Name

    “What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.”
    Thanks to everyone else who posted their heart felt feelings… God bless you all…

  • petra abramson

    these comments are very inspirational THANKS

  • BreNae

    “Never is like forever…and forever has never been! dont say never always keep trying!”

  • TAMMY

    JUST SIMPLY LIVE EACH DAY TO LAUGH AND LOVE ALONG THE WAY! GOD BLESS U AND URS. TAMMY

  • Dibban Guha

    How beautiful it could have been if we could only love each other. Always.

  • Mary

    Remember the good memories that shine in your heart and let that light shine through you and out to others always.

  • Shirley McCain

    We need to stop taking each other for granted. We are only here for a brief moment. And once we are going we can not feel or see that person again. So lets enjoy each other while we are here for tomorrow is not promise.

  • Your Name

    First thing when I wake up is to say Good Morining Father, Good Morning Jesus , Good Morning Holy Spirit. And give Him praise. It is through Him that we have life. I set out to love regardless of what comes my way, and live my day to please God because if I do not try to please God then I cannnot please anyone else. Then I go to bed that night with a clear concience knowing I have done no one any wrong. And have a peaceful nights sleep.

  • renee

    Always include God in everything you do wheather big or small. God, love and menories are all things that no one can take from you in these uncertain times we are living in so keep all three close in your heart.

  • johnson

    Please reward me by sending me more mail

  • Joanna

    Your words were very warming, and I completely agree with your addition. It really put things into perspective.

  • Your Name

    I always pray to God,not only everyday but in almost everything i do,
    i aknowledge him,and He will crown my work with success.No matter how
    small or great is my work,i will find satisfaction if i dedicate them to God.Simple as i am,thus, my life requires not too much,i only ask
    for my daily bread,for if i desire too much and have them,i might dis
    own my creator and if i lack everything,i will dishonor Him,all i
    ask is my daily bread,for truly,many are here today,gone tomorrow,so
    why worry for anything?God is in control!I also guard my heart,i listen to what it says…and i respond to those who express their love
    for me in return in a way that is appropriate and right,in a way that
    i know to express them.

  • Sharon

    I received such warmth by your writings and inspirations. I thank God for those of you who are brave enough to pen his expressions of love for all of us. I give thanks to Him, my creator and bless His Holy Name on a daily basis, with consistency and I am able to keep a smile on my face and even give thanks to Him for my trials and tribulations, for they can be overcome with joy as long as you acknowledge Him….they don’t even come across as being hard or harsh as others would think a certain event or situation may be….you get through it like tasting honey!

  • William Davis

    There is a little God-shaped place in the heart of every man and woman and until that is filled with his presence, life can have no future. When it is filled with his love, all things are possible.
    Lay not up your treasure here on earth where moth and rust can destroy it, but lay up the treasure of the hours, minutes and seconds of your life in heaven where it will be safe and there are no holes in the purse God holds that treasure in for you.
    How do you do that? By showing love to others. Find the words of Jesus Christ in John Chapter 3, Verses 16 & 17 in the Book our Pilgrim Fathers brought to this Country with them. Realise that those words are for all of us, then we can have the will to try to achieve everything else. Thank you for the encouragement. Thank you all for the blogs. Faith in God is THE way to live and let live

  • ebraham keinz

    i really would like this kind of topics

  • Annie1

    I found the Lord a while back, but yet I feel I need to be closer to him and know him better,this will help me to get to the areas I need.
    To love and cherish and trust more unto him. I always want him close to me, He has helpd me very much in my lifes travels, I’ll never lose him, ever!

  • Your Name

    I’ve always lived with faith, don’t know how I would’ve survived without it. Faith in that which God instilled in all of us which often goes untapped. Most people go outward for the Lord, or the Universe or whatever the God of their understanding may be when all the time all that richness of spirit is like a vault within just waiting to be opened. The best way to do that if any of you out there don’t know what I’m talking about is to practice kindness. When folks out there have a sour face, give them back a smile, when someone cuts you off in traffic pray they don’t get killed or kill someone in the process and who knows they may be in a hurry to go see a loved one in that’s ill or in a hospital. When you don’t know what else to do BE KIND (especially to yourself)!!!!

  • carrie

    Hello Annie, You made a comment that you feel like you need to get closer to the Lord. I would like to help you find a way for you to get closer to Him. The disciples asked Him “how do we know God?”, He told them if you know Me you know Him, and if you know Him you know me. So the way to get closer is to get to know Jesus and by reading and studying God’s word the relationship between you and them will become one and that’s as close as it can be. Keep studying His Word.

  • Your Name

    Thank You for the positive comments. I was just discharged out of the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs. Spent 12 days in misery, but I knew my GOOD LORD was with me all the time so I have made a full recovery. Thank You for being a part of my life. I am a born again christian, although I have not gone to church for quite a while. I do attend bible studies here at the apartment complex every Thursday evening. Thank You again and keep sending the positive comments.
    Connie Teigen

  • irene

    I would like to see myself as an OVERCOMER because my Lord Jesus had
    overcome the world,as a Christian it should manifest in me,no matter
    what happens in my life here.Knowing that my security comes from the Lord,i will never ever stumble and fall,putting the breastplate
    of righteousness,studying the WORD everyday of my life,there’s no
    other best choice to live my life!I may have tribulations in this world,but God said,”Because i am not home yet!”…My security is from
    above.Hallelujah.Amen!

  • Lady of Light

    I would add several suggestions to this – acknowledge nature – take a walk or look out the window. Write something every day. Have a sensory experience of touching a flower, tree bark or a leaf. Put aside some pampering time each day to do something special for yourself. Smile at everyone you meet. As the bible says, pray without ceasing.
    Lady of Light

  • Your Name

    Everything I read above is great. But it misses the point of a true loving relationship with our lord and saviour JESUS CHRIST, GOD THE FATHER and THE HOLY SPIRIT that was given to us when we accepted CHRIST as our saviour being “born again” as GOD’s own children. We are connected to GOD through the holy spirit who lives inside of us and connects us to all of our brothers and sisters in Christ and also connects us to GOD. The one true GOD, made of FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT. When Christ ascended to heaven he said he would send us a “comforter” someone to be with us on this earth, a connection so to speak with he and the father. Through our holy spirits we can pray and connect with GOD each and every moment of every day. It is what praying without ceasing is all about. When we allow the “holy spirit” to work in us, and we must allow him to work, because GOD did give us free will, then our connection to OUR LORD is complete and unbroken. Ask the holy spirit to be the leader of your thoughts, your spoken words, your prayers, your whole being and it is miraculous how close you will then be to GOD. Only through this connection that Christ gives us after we submit to him do we have complete freedom to live in this world, but not of this world. Truly, I know this is the only way to peace, tranquility and happiness. When we forget that the Holy Spirit lives inside us, we miss the most important link we have to GOD. Each and everyday, moment, milisecond, etc. call on your holy spirit to guide you in everything and you will be continually as close to your Lord as you can ever be until that time when you are called to Glory. May the Lord GOD be with you all.

  • Leighia

    11 Ways to Live Fresh is exactly what my spirit was searching for. My husband of 13 yrs and friend for 21 years left me and our two children for a much younger girl last month. We’re hurt and desperately praying for comfort each day struggling to find the Lord’s miracles to help distract us from this selfish pain called heartbreak. I’m thankful for this site and I believe that the Lord directs me here to uplift my spirit so that I may be a better role model for my daughters. Thank you again for having this on the internet :)

  • Your Name

    To those of you who are going through some kind of heart arce, over your wife or husband, turn it over to the lord he will take care of you, and the promblem. I went through the same situation about 2 yrs ago with my-ex grifriend, she kepted on hurting me all of the time. She could not make upher mind who she wanted to be with, me or someone eslse.Just trun it over to GOD, he will take care of you and your loved ones.Long story short, I finally wised up and lisined to the lord and let him take care of it. Still to this day she is sorry for what she did to me.She is the outsider looking in now, wanting to be part of my life now. If you trust in our wonderful GOD we serve, he will trun everything around for you. I am freinds with her thats all! All I can do is pray she finds some kind of peace in her life.

  • Ichi

    I would want to share my free time to be with my family at home. My adys off are limited but never do forget who is at home. I love to come home to see Honey and see our Baby girl (6 months old) just smile when I come home…
    We all need to have an open mind, live and love to the fullest, and share and never be selfish to those less fortunate during our crucial time in our current economy. Never give up Hope.

  • Your Name

    Just mail in my coment,the computer took my coment. but at the same time.said i had to re write my coment

  • Diane Valenzuela

    I agree with you. Believe end are lord Jesus and are God and coninute to talk with him went you need comfort and a friend. And to alway live life to the fullen.

  • YOLANDA B.

    EACH MORNING PRAISE GOD FOR YOUR HEALTH, HIS LOVE, GRACE, AND HIS MERCY.

  • Shelly

    Your name just hit home. Thanks for the comment. I have been with my husband for 19 years. I am leaving everything to God. Thanks and God bless you and your family.

  • hyacinth wilson jamaica

    this is true but how many willing to put the everyday activities aside

  • Karen

    Give thanks every day and be grateful for the simple pleasures of life…stop and take notice of the treasures that God presents to us every single day…unplug for one day a week with no TV, Email, or interuptions of any kind..

  • tracy taylor

    this web page is very inspirational to me thank you

  • Ella

    Thank you so many things God have done for me to many to name I’m just going to say THANK YOU LORD for your MERCY AND GRACE

  • Your Name

    In 1998 I made a promise to myself,that i would get on my knees each night an pray asking for forgiveness, guidance,courage,knowledge and wisdom to lead me on my new journey. These were my rules to follow.
    (1)Never be an example of what is not right
    (2)Never loose the confidence of the people.
    (3)If you make decisions when you are angry you will make the wrong
    decisions.
    (4)Never make announcements when you are angry.
    (5)Always go into the office closet and ask GOD for guidance before
    you speak at an assembly.
    (6)Always give the child the benefit of the doubt.Always remember,
    Only what you can prove.
    (7)Always keep record of your mistakes each year.If you do not just
    ask the teachers, the will remember all of them
    These words spoke peace to the teachers, student, parents,and
    myself all because the promise to bow to God each night on my knees

  • William

    I agree with the tips to fresh living. However I find them hard to live by. But with the grace of God, I hope insert them into my daily living. The spiritual practices posted by Your Name are great. I pray to God that I can live in such a way.

  • Betterfly

    HE brings anewness!
    He’s
    Everything!
    When I meditate upon HIM, I feel reFRESHed!

  • Nicole

    Just what I needed for today. With gods grace he will give me the wisdom to continue on and do his will. Love to you all

  • Your Name

    In the things I do, I exercise common sense with all of them.
    I have a blatant sense of humor, and I find a way every day to
    laugh at myself.
    I laugh for the sake of laughter and I do not laugh to hurt anyone’s
    feelings——-sometimes things tickle me on the inside and I do not
    laugh aloud yet I am still tickled.
    I have a complicated mind which can work physics problems, yet I have
    a simple heart and it does not take much to make me happy.
    I will listen to what people have to say whether or not I agree with
    them.
    Sometimes I finish what I am supposed to do early, and I simply go somewhere and I just think and sit.
    I think thinkable thoughts because I have the capacity to think them.
    After I think all the time, I end up doing something for the community and something for myself.
    Sometimes, I just like to hang out with friends and boogie——-I
    don’t care for wild romance, all I care to do is boogie and dance.
    And when I’m dancing sometimes I’m laughing at the way I dance and the way my friends dance also because I tease hard.
    They used to call me the “dancing fool”.
    I depend very heavily on music, being a music lover.
    When I am supposed to be serious about things, I am serious about them.
    I am not inappropriate just friendly.
    Sometimes people think they are really groovy—then everyone ends
    up at the same place, the same time drinking the same orange juice.
    I’m one of the lucky ones, I can drink the soymilk and still have the
    orange juice etc. without getting a stomachache.
    God wants us to enjoy life, and have it abundantly.
    When our savior was on this earth, he was not a religious being.
    When you care about your self and others around you, you cannot be
    religious either.
    I’ve gone outside my comfort zone many a day to do things to help
    people, and I have always been blessed.
    Noone is perfect but what goes around comes around.
    My gift to myself and others is the gift of laughter.
    I am a diligent and hard worker, but I do ot with a sense of humor.
    Have a nice day.

  • http://hhtp.beliefnet.com Brenda Fleming

    I found great inspiration by reading the tips on living fresh. I pray everyday that God would guide me in the right path and direction in life. By praying everyday, it gives me such hope and joy.

  • http://www.ressv.dk lån penge

    Exceptional post but I was wondering if you could write
    a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thanks!

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