A plaque carries this familiar phrase. How much thought do we give to the idea behind these three expressions.
Live well – The application holds merit physically and spiritually. How well are we living? Neal Pollard’s grandfather said; “an old man lives with what a young man does.” Are we simply living for the moment or living well with eternity in view?
Love much – Leadership will only succeed when those we are leading know we love them. Our desire for their highest good will be seen in our words and actions. Parents have the supreme task of leading their children to heaven. It will take much love.
Laugh often – A good sense of humor needs to be a strong characteristic for leaders. It is easy to get wrapped up in the struggles of daily life and forget the importance of laughter. Solomon said it is medicine to the body. We need to learn to find joy throughout life.
When these three expressions find root in our existence, we will see a greater influence to our leadership. Others will see the difference. Live well, love much, laugh often!