Live with Joy

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. (Satchel Paige, late baseball player)

Paige isn’t encouraging hypocrisy—pretending to be something you’re not. He’s proposing that we live our lives with enthusiasm and joyful abandon. It would be great if we could live as he suggests. Think of the encouragement it would be to others who may be going through personal difficulties and feeling discouraged and alone.

Living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible (Proverbs 10:23). You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever (Psalm 16:11).