My sentiments exactly!

Nuff said with this image. It explicitly tells us the 6 simple ways to live life to the fullest. Whether your school of thought is we onlyย have one life to live or we live multiple lifetimes, our mission is to make the best of the life we currently live.ย 

FYI – Speaking of multiple lifetimes, I’ve been a Princess, a cat, one of President Washington’s side chicks, my grandmother, and aย Purple People Eater previously. I have dibs on the first female President next time – just for grins and giggles ๐Ÿ™‚

Just kidding, heck if I know anything about past lives but it’s fun to think about!

But I digress…

Life is Really Simple, We Just Love to Complicate it!

Okay, so I said simple, not easy. But boy do we looooove to complicate things, don’t we??? ย Fortunately, this little simple image is going to help us “de-complicate” life. Yes, I just made that word up and from here on out is it copyrighted by Uncommon Chick & Associates but feel free to use it as you see fit. LOL

Let’s break this image down piece by piece shall we…

  1. so live it up – Yes, life it freely, live it well, and when you know your worth, you can really live life to the fullest!
  2. drink it down – No, I don’t mean become an alcoholic but take this in a more figurative sense, i.e. swallow your pride. And for those who do take the bottle to the head, just be safe. ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. laugh it off – Have fun, be crazy, enjoy this thing called life and its seemingly unsensible process.
  4. avoid the bullsh$t – Those of you who love drama, just give it up. Stop the madness Boo Boo! Use K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sally – I won’t call you stupid this time) and keep it movin’. Don’t invite drama into your life and get rid of as much of it as you can.
  5. take chances – Experience everything you want. Why not? Go out and screw up, make mistakes (caveat: please learn from your mistakes though!), and remember, โ€œIf you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.โ€
  6. never have regrets – What good will regrets do? Can anybody answer that for me? ย Yes, there are things we wish we’d done differently but that doesn’t mean live your life wishing, hoping, and living in the past. Either correct that which you regret or make sure to do differently next time.
In the end, everything you’ve done up until this point was exactly what you wanted – choices YOU’VE made. Think about it: can you honestly do things you REALLY don’t want to do? I don’t think so…unless someone has a gun pointed at your head or twig and berries, but even then you have a choice. ๐Ÿ™‚

I Leave You With…

โ€œLive this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find ”tomorrow” on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday’s defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. The saddest words you can ever utter are, ”If I had my life to live over again.” Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.โ€ –ย Og Mandino

Over to you…

Hopefully this is motivation and inspiration to achieve your goals in life, create new and wonderful experiences, and live life to the fullest! What are some ways you live it up? Do you have additional tips to do so? Please share your feedback in the comments!

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Wassuper, it’s yo girl, Kesha and I believe we should Be the Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios because life is more interesting when you dare to be different and challenge what’s “normal!” I am wildly passionate about helping highly driven women pursue fantabulous relationships, juicytastic careers/bizzes, and authentically inspired lives.

6 Simple Ways to Live Life to the Fullest

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  • I always say that I try to live life to its absolute fullest. Why waste time being anything but happy and having fun? This picture pretty much describes it all.

    P.S. I am so glad that you liked the treadmill story. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was such a weird thing to witness!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    • I’m so glad that you do live life that way. You’re right – may as well be happy and having fun!

      I bet the treadmill chick’s (which is what she’ll forever be called!) incident happened so fast. This is something I wish somebody had video of and did a slow motion view of it. Girl, you’ve made me laugh all over again! LOL

  • I love it, love it, love it! And being someone who knows you, I have seen you live these very words when we interact. I especially identify with the Take Chances one. We have to sometimes live outside of our comfort zone to reach our ultimate potential.

    • Thanks boo! I try ๐Ÿ™‚

      And likewise, I’ve told you before and will again – you are my hero! I know your story and you’ve def lived these words down. I admire you and all that you’ve accomplished. You’re a great example of living life to the fullest!

      #butterup – just kidding! This is REAL!

  • If all else fails …

    Get a dog. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love your posts, Kesha!

    • Or in my case a cat, though she can be finicky at times ๐Ÿ™‚

      Another blog challenge eh Mel? *goes to see what you’re getting into now* LOL

  • Great post! I like numbers 5 and 6. In order to live by these rules, one has to not be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes are not the worst things in the world as long as you learn from them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Exactly Adriene, which is why I included that as a caveat or disclaimer ๐Ÿ™‚

      Being afraid to make mistakes is the biggest killer to living life happily and to the fullest!

      Thanks for your feedback deary!

  • I love the saying in that graphic that accompanies this post and most of all, you expand upon each point very well. It is an important thought and frame of mind that I know I don’t take into consideration as often as I should. Good thing a friend of mine shared a link to your post while I was reading her tweets. Thanks for this essential reminder and you are so right ( I wish I could escape this because someone I know said just about the same thing a few months ago too) with….at the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, we do what we want to do, so we are responsible for our own happiness, sadness or discontent.

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d rather be responsible for my own happiness than anything else, which I mean….I’d rather have experiences than regrets and would rather have stories to tell than a day full of wondering what I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve done, you know.

    Great post!

    • I’m so glad you found this an inspiring reminder Nicole. I’m totally with you too regarding the decision to be responsible for our own happiness. Best believe that no one else is gonna do (and frankly it’s not their job).

      Keep doing you, keep making yourself happy, and keep making stories boo. I’d love to see you living it up and hearing some of them ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Jeanine Byers Hoag

    This is great! So you have two blogs?? (Me, too). I am working on living life to the fullest. Thanks for the encouragement!

    • Waazzzuuuuupp Jeanine! We meet again on a totally different blog! Funny ๐Ÿ™‚

      Glad you stopped through which reminds me I haven’t visited your blog in awhile. I’m so loving your fall looks, especially with the addition of scarves! Looking good boo! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This is great! I know I just posted that all these posts (and advice) are bs…but I thoroughly enjoyed this. I love your voice, attitude and tone. It really is helpful because it challenges me to let go of the “stuff” that life throws at me and choose a more productive use of my time and energy (ie living life well by knowing my worth)

    • I always love your comments Steve!

      You know I understood your point in your latest post (which was spot on though for real!). We can keep writing about how to live a better life all day long and until we’re blue in the face, but until action is taken, it’s completely useless. Most of us know WHAT to do, but never/rarely act on it or aren’t consistent with our action. I make myself take action sometimes even when I don’t feel like it (unless it’s a day I’ve purposely said I’m doing nothing – we need those every now and then) ๐Ÿ™‚

      Not sure what’s going on with CommentLuv not showing people’s links so I’m adding a link to your post because I think it would be useful for others to check out ๐Ÿ™‚

      “Iโ€™m Stripping Down! (or Uncovering My Priorities)” >>


  • Hi Kesha,

    Beautiful reminder!

    I wish we could all think the way you mention it here, and the quote is so true that life is simple, it is just us- who make it all complex and complicated. It does remind me to take life a little lighter than what I normally do.

    Thanks for sharing and the wonderful reminder ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Then I’ve done my duty as you are going to take action now to take life a little lighter…that’s great Harleena! So glad you are as you will feel better too, trust me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sherrie

    What you are prescribing is to live life boldly and have fun. I can live with that! Thanks for the inspiration.

    • I’m sure you can too Sherrie. I see it in your writing as well! Here’s to living boldly and having fun!!

      Thanks for sharing deary!


  • Suerae Stein

    I love this post, Kesha! You make me laugh and are an inspiration all at the same time. I love your style and your zest for life – it shines through your writing. Good for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~ Suerae

    • Glad I was able to make you laugh today Suerae…my purpose today is now complete! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Just know that you’ve made my day as well with your ever so lovely compliments! *blushes*


  • This is an awesome post, Kesha! What a great reminder to live life to the fullest. Everyone should frame the image at the top of your post and hang it somewhere to be viewed daily. While it’s easier to blame someone else for how your life has turned out, you’re right that your life now is a result of your own choices. Thanks for the gentle kick in the pants. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Okay, it was a gentle kick this time but next time it will be a hard, steel toed boot kick in the pants where it hurts ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks so much Lisa for your feedback and compliment!

      I like to take my own advice and remove any thoughts of blame because I know that in the end, where I am today is based on choices I’ve made and/or how I’ve reacted to situations.

      BTW: I used to have affirmations taped neatly to my bathroom mirror to help me remember things like this. Now it’s part of my morning/evening gratitude sessions ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Kesha, you rock! I love your edge, honesty, and humor. (Are we sisters from another mother? I digress…heehee! Sorry, my bad humor!).

    I agree. We tend to make things so much more complicated than they really are. Thank you for this reminder. The past few weeks, I’ve been trying to re-invent the wheel in my life in a few areas, not good. I also wasn’t recognizing where I needed some help. Thank you for helping me get some clarity.

    My first time visiting your blog. Fun and inspiring!

    • Lisa, first of all, you have me blushing over here ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you sooo much for your kind words!

      Secondly, I apologize for just now responding. You know that thing called Time? Well, it seems to keep going when I want it to stop. LOL

      Glad you were inspired and had fun while you were here and hope to see you back soon! *hugs*

      btw: we may be sisters; just checked out your site and bookmarked it to decide what I need your assistance with ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • Kesha,
        No worries. Yes, time just flies, doesn’t it?

        Thanks for bookmarking my site too…yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Blessings and thanks,

  • Ken Pickard


    I totally agree how we tend to over complicate things. We get in our own way more than anyone or anything else. Point five…about taking chances is one of my favorites. This is what leaders do. This is what visionaries do. This is what those who have blazed the trails before have done.

    The gauntlet has been thrown the challenge has been handed out and the baton has been passed. It’s our time to pick up the call and live our life. But not just any life. We need to start the movement that shows the difference between the default life (when you settle for what has been given to you) and the great life (one you can design with your gifts and talents.

    Thank you for sharing and setting the bar right where it needs to be…nice and high.

    Ken Pickard
    The Network Dad

    • Oooooooh I so love your additional, valuable feedback to this discussion Ken!! Default life vs Great Life…I’m all in for the Great Life and I’m sure you are too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I have to tell you, though I’ve always considered myself “different” I struggled with not trying to stand out, not trying to ruffle feathers, not wanting to go against the grain. But that only frustrated me. Once I decided to just be me and take those chances did I start to really enjoy life! I am just hoping I inspire others to do the same. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Let’s keep that bar high and move it up a notch every time we get close to it *high fives*

  • You’re full of life aren’t you? ๐Ÿ˜€ I can feel energy and liveliness in your post (I almost touch it).

    Keep up the good work!


    • Mouh, I try! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks so much for your kind words. That’s the kind of feedback that keeps me writing ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Talk soon!


  • Live, laugh, and love are ones that make every life complete. Live life to the fullest, laugh and love. Take chances and never regrets is what I like. Do not dwell on the past. Let go and let God.

    • That’s the perfect attitude Lena and my mantra exactly! Here’s to our living life laughing, loving, and with no regrets! *clinks glass* ๐Ÿ™‚


  • I really love it. Live life to the fullest. This is really motivating. I always used to think about the past. But after reading this, feel like it’s all waste of time and have to live for today.

    • So glad this post will help you live for today Catherine! Thatโ€™s whatโ€™s life is all about right?!

      Thanks for commenting dear!

      • Yes. Life is all about staying happily. Waiting for more such motivating posts like this Kesha ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I don’t much like drama either but I can’t help but think without the drama people life might be a little boring. Just a thought. I love looking on the brighter side of things and eking out every last juicy morsel. My goal is to have as much fun as I can stand while fully exploring my inner self. And yes I believe in past lives and know I have had several, probably several hundred or more. ๐Ÿ˜€


  • Hey Kesha,

    Some of those are quite a tall order but very aspirational. The ones that I really try and live by dilgently every day are:

    1. Be accountable
    2. Do unto others
    3. Surround yourself with positive people
    4. Value other people
    5. Be truthful
    6. Never lie to yourself
    7. Work hard, be busy

    • Hey Roz, so glad to have you here in the Uncommon Community!

      Completing those tall orders are usually where we get to shine so I wish you much success with all 7 of those items! ๐Ÿ™‚


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