I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions but in the spirit of the hour I can always remind myself of these things… – Kalebra Kelby
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I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions but in the spirit of the hour I can always remind myself of these things…

December 30, 2016

If you want to do something to improve your happiness this year work everyday to be less judgmental.

If you have the chance to lift someone up — take it.

When things get difficult find a way to laugh.

Celebrate your wins and celebrate with your friends when they win.

People will mess up — forgive them.

You will mess up — forgive yourself.

When someone is speaking to you listen and listen well.

Everyone you know is more special than you know — treat them that way and watch the world change.


Time doesn’t stand still but sometimes we should.

I wish you genuine moments in the coming year — moments that will fill you with such joy, peace or happiness that they get placed securely
in your hearts and minds forever.

Happy New Year everyone! 🌟

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  • Reply Lynnie December 30, 2016 at 11:26 am


    As I always say. Some good words here to live by. And for lifting me up to the sky.

    • Reply Kalebra December 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Happy New Year Lynnie!! ☺️💛🌟

  • Reply Grove Ayers December 30, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Again, not only have you provided a warm and wonderful image, but you’ve expressed some of the core teachings from the Gospel of Moments.

    Sending you and your loved ones warm wishes for a year filled with Moments of love, wonder and happiness. And good lighting!
    Be well…


    • Reply Kalebra December 30, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      The “Gospel of Moments.” I like that. ☺️ Thank you Grove and many, many, warm wishes for a year filled with love, laughter and happiness! Oh, and many charity miles earned. 😉

  • Reply John B December 30, 2016 at 11:42 am

    That is a great list! The world would be a better place if people would hit even half of them! Wishing you and your family all the best in 2017, especially happiness and good health! 🙂

    • Reply Kalebra December 30, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you John and a very happy and healthy 2017 to you and your family as well! 🙂 🌟

  • Reply Dave Bell December 30, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    I love this.
    I’m afraid I didn’t follow this advice enough in 2016 (except, perhaps, all of the pirate jokes).
    I’m looking forward to living special moments with friends and family (and making new friends to share moments with).

    Happy New Year to you and the family!

    P.S. I realize that I ended my paragraph with a preposition, but it seemed better than “making new friends with which to share moments” 😉

  • Reply Kalebra December 31, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Hahahaha! I would have never noticed anything incorrect about your sentence, Dave. Your words are always so sincere. May 2017 exceed all your expectations. Happy New Year friend! 😃🌟🎉

  • Reply Lauri Novak December 31, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Wonderful words as always!! Happy New Year!!! May we all have many wonderful moments! (Hopefully I’ll see you in April at PSW!)

  • Reply Nathalie Jeglin December 31, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Nancy McCaughey December 31, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Loved this ! Inspiring, I have a game I like to play, i smile briefly at passers by on the street or in the grocery store, the clerks in stores , guards in museums, the mailperson etc. I then keep score, how many smile in return.? ..and I also take note of how people react…a spring in their step or shoulder tension eased….I often think I may be the only person they saw that day who took note or the time to notice them. Many in our town are widowed or live alone and a smile or a small joke means a lot to them. And it makes me feel good too. And i almost always get one in return.

  • Reply Erica (rannylouise) January 10, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Beautifully said. I think I’ll add these to my affirmations. 🙂 (By the way…I hate that instagram doesn’t let me see everything anymore. I sometimes end up missing your beautiful pictures and inspiring/soul-speaking thoughts that go with them. I will be better at visiting here to make sure I haven’t missed something. A bigger problem though, is remember to check back and see if you’ve responded to anything! LOL Instagram is so much easier on that end. I like that about it. 😉

    Also…I’m almost done with your episode of The Grid. How I’m loving seeing you and hearing you! Such a treat! I’ve got a couple of questions but I’m waiting until the end to ask to make sure you guys didn’t answer them before the show is over. I wish I’d been able to catch it live! That tends to be super hard for me since, as often as not, my Yittle is still in the midst of her homeschooling stuff. Happiest of New Years to you and your sweet family!

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