Genuine. According to Merriam-Webster the word is defined as this:
1a: actually having the reputed or apparent qualities or character
- genuine vintage toys
b: actually produced by or proceeding from the alleged source or author
- the signature is genuine
c: sincerely and honestly felt or experienced
- a deep and genuine love
- a genuine improvement
- His apology seemed genuine.
In today’s society far too many of us have gotten away from a true understanding of the word, much less putting it into action within our daily lives. The loose usage of important labels such as friend, kind, nice, etc. are becoming all too frequent.
The past few years especially more and more I have aimed to live not only by these “value added” principles but also by the sentence that I tweeted in a #SaturdaySpark⚡️ several months ago. Usually these are inspirational sayings, lines or quotes – but this was one that spoke to me as much, if not more than any — because it is something I am to live by daily: