Keep Your Side of the Street Clean

“When you’re authentic and kind you never have to worry whether or not someone likes you. Keep your side of the street clean, spread love, and be yourself” Gabby Bernstein

Recently I’ve been focusing on keeping my own side of the street clean. Reminding myself that I’m not responsible for my neighbour’s side or for their opinion about my side. I’ll just keep my side as swept and sparkly as possible.

This means;

  • accepting responsibility for my actions and making amends as needed
  • sending and responding to messages and emails in a timely positive manner rather than worrying about when/if/what their reply/opinion will be
  • not speaking ill of others or chiming in on a gossip session
  • paying my bills rather than delaying/resenting them
  • celebrating others’ success instead of catching an acute case of Comparisonitus

It’s a work in progress of course and I’m oft tempted to sweep my neighbour’s leaves into a pile and then jump and crunch on them. But instead I’ll continue to sweep my bit and offer a wave across the street when I see them and not mind if they don’t wave back because it felt like the right thing for me to do regardless.

In a MAFS context, it’s why Bryce should be focusing on how he treats Melissa instead of getting fixated on how Sam treats Coco. But in a bigger picture context, it’s why I should be probably be reading a book rather than going down the MAFS rabbit hole again!

“You are always responsible for your side of the street. It is much easier if you keep it clean. The reality of life is this, you can’t control others, only you and only your reactions. As long as you keep your side clean, you can live with peace in your heart that you owned your crap and that you are trying not to harm anyone anymore. Be nice. Even if others aren’t” Bobbie Tipton Kaltmayer. 

So try focusing on keeping your own side clean and see if it works for you. At the very least you’ll have a clean street!

Love and light and lovely piles of leaves xxx Yvette

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By weavethefuturemagical

Hi guyz! I’m Yvette. I love to write about all things Minimalism, Mindfulness and Melbourne. The woo-woo makes me go woo-hoo! Much love xoxo @ me at


  1. A welcome reminder of being yourself and doing what is right for you….waves/MAFs/Disney Filters and all ❤

    Always a good read Yvette of the North….especially today with my hot cross bun, honey and long black on the couch 💚

    Markus of Port Melbourne

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