Lee Brice’s 2009 hit “Love Like Crazy” was a smash on the charts and a smash in our hearts. More than that, it’s the best damn advice I ever heard. It’s a simple, easy to remember, rock solid approach to crushing life and I try to wake up every day and live like this.
1. Be a best friend.
A best friend. That means a few close people that you are doing life deeply with.
2. Tell the truth.
You’re only as good as your word. The truth matters, tell it.
3. Overuse I love you.
It sounds cliche, but someday you won’t have the opportunity to tell those you love that you love them. Tell them everyday. You never know who needs to hear it.
4. Go to work.
Don’t just go, but go joyfully and work hard in everything you do. Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.
5. Do your best.
You won’t regret anything if you always gave it your all.
6. Don’t outsmart your common sense.
7. Always treat your woman like a lady.
She’s special guys. Act like it.
8. Never get to old to call her baby.
There’s nothing cuter than a couple that’s been together for fifty years and still can’t get enough of each other. Work hard for that.
9. Never let your prayin’ knees get lazy.
Pray hard. Every day. Some people buy their jeans with holes in the knees, but I like to earn them.
10. Love like crazy.
Friends, family, significant others, strangers and the homeless guy on the corner. Live life compassionately towards everyone you meet. Humbly, graciously and overflowing with love in everything you do and life will always be full of joy.