Thursday, August 14, 2008

Live Well. Love Much. Laugh Often.



 Live Well ~ Love Much ~ Laugh Often

Isn’t that a lovely sentiment?

Live well!

What does living well mean to you?

I think living well means doing our best to live each day, recognizing it as a gift from God. To me, it means that I do my best to enjoy life, regardless of what it sends my way. It means that I do the best I can with what I’ve got where I am, to use Teddy Roosevelt’s words. It means focusing on the good, lovely, pure, admirable, things of good report. It means living my life in such a way that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is honored.

Love much!

I want to love the Lord my God with all my heart mind soul and strength. I want to love others as I love myself. I want to love my family like there’s no tomorrow. I want to be a good friend. I want to be kind to those I do not know yet.

Laugh often!

When my youngest son was born, we were planning to name him Zachary Isaac. It means “God remembers laughter”. This meaning was significant because my mother died just before he was born. Although we ultimately named him Michael, he definitely has the gift of laughter. He indeed turned my mourning to rejoicing. I want to laugh more and laugh often. It’s hard to laugh when times are hard, but "a merry heart doeth good like medicine"!

I encourage you to think about these things. What do they mean to you?
Just something to think about….

May God bless us and help us to
live well, according to His plan, love well, and laugh often.

Laura
Happy at Home

~~~~~
May I suggest?
Happily Ever After
~~~~~




Modest Mom

19 comments:

  1. Loved this post! How true to remember when in the midst of raising children. The years pass so quickly. I was your neighbor at the From House to Home link up :)
    Blessings,
    Joanne

    ReplyDelete
  2. Blessings to you! My babies are now 11, 13, and 15.

    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm trying to do more "laugh often" lately!
    --Gena

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm trying to do more "laugh often" lately!
    --Gena

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Gena,
    I think it would help to give my kids a good joke book. ~smile~ I don't laugh nearly enough.

    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  6. Something we all need to think about Laura. There is nothing like laughter to make you live and love better if you ask me. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yes Jann,
    I need more laughter in my life.
    Blessings,
    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  8. Absolutely marvelous post, Laura - beautifully written! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Kathy. I'll be over for a visit soon.





    Laura

    Lane

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are all goods things to live by, a Phillipians 4:8 list if you will... Thank you for sharing this with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :) Have a beautiful week!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great list with a Phillipians 4:8 message! Thanks for linking this up on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :) Have a wonderful week ~ JES

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great list with a Phillipians 4:8 message! Thanks for linking this up on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :) Have a wonderful week ~ JES

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great list with a Phillipians 4:8 message! Thanks for sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Have a wonderful week and please join us next week :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Jes,
    I love Philippians 4. It's like it was written for mamas.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Jes,
    I love Philippians 4. It's like it was written for mamas.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wonderful post, I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank you, Kathy. I'll be over for a visit in just a bit.
    Blessings!

    ReplyDelete

Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

Right now, I'm dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy. Please understand if I don't answer. This is all new to me.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!!!
I treasure your prayers and your comments.

If you have a question, be sure I can reach you by email or subscribe to the comments.

Be blessed!
Laura