This sweet little phrase has become so common! Tell me you haven’t seen a hundred wooden plaques, stenciled picture frames, and wall decals with this on them! It’s well worn, perhaps overused, but really, perhaps it deserves a closer look.
Seems only in the darkest days we lament our neglect to clinging more tightly to these 3 simple rules. As we aim to grasp hold of the ordinary amazing graces between our tears, let me urge you friends:
LIVE fully. Don’t get caught up in the imperfections of the day. Let the crumbs stay on the floor of the family car, the library books go a few days late, and let go of the guilt for hastily whipping up mac-n-cheese for dinner. Spend those moments drinking deep the beauty in every gift to be found, the mighty swell of lungs still puffing life.
LAUGH often. How light the heart feels with the rush of roaring laughter. A giggle brought to someone’s lips is something long remembered. Find those smiles, the humor, the inside joke, and engage it often. A merry heart does good like medicine.
LOVE much. Don’t hold back. Bear your scars and dare to let someone in, loving with all abandon. You never know when you may be the only soul to show that person love.
We are rich, so blessed in every dawn of our days, don’t wait to grasp hold of the best of life until it’s too late. We have today.