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Words ultimately matter.

Plain and simple.

Less Is More

As a pastor/teacher/writer I am constantly learning. My biggest lesson of the past twelve months? “Less is more.”

It’s been a challenging lesson to learn but this trilogy of words is now a guiding light for me. They got me thinking – what else can be said that is meaningful, true and wise in three words?

I asked associates, writers and social media friends to share three words they live by.

Read through them.

Who said them?

Made you smile?

Got a favorite?

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3 Words To Live By

I need coffee.

Nothing is impossible.

Never ever quit.

Ideals. Action. Altruism.

Eat more sushi.

Make a difference.

Be a light.

Haters gonna hate.

Call of duty.

Village of Hope.

Love never fails.

Keep the faith.

Believe in yourself.

Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

Kindness really matters.

Life goes on.

Be the change.

Enjoy little moments.

Choices. Chances. Changes.

Faith. Hope. Love.

All is well.

Believe you can.

I love you.

Count your blessings.

Make it happen.

Progress not perfection.

Take a number.

Less is more.

Decide to rise.

Let it be.

Little by little.

Shake it off.

Keep it simple.

Dwell in hope.

See the good.

I forgive you.

Do it well.

Lord have mercy.

Believe in possibilities.

As you wish.

Aspire to inspire.

Enjoy every moment.

Are you serious?

Let it go.

Make it count.

Just do it.

Follow your heart.

What’s stopping you?

Talk is cheap.

Rise and shine.

No strings attached.

I am grateful.

Pick your battles.

Say something nice.

Pass the salt.

Take the risk.

Make the time.

Decide. Commit. Succeed.

Love one another.

Never lose hope.

Last, but first in every way…

Jesus Christ Lord

APPLICATION:  What three words do you live by? Please leave a comment below. Thank you.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers


  • Anita says:

    Trust the Lord – or Trust, Lean, Acknowledge – my life verse is Proverbs 3:5&6

  • Patricia McNeil says:

    Serenity, Courage, Wisdom

    God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference . . .

  • bob jones says:

    Thanks, Patricia. Great words!

  • bob jones says:

    Thank you, Anita. Made me think of “Trust and Obey.”

  • Carole Schlachta says:

    Forgive, listen, love

  • bob jones says:

    A powerful trio. Thank you.

  • Patricia McNeil says:

    Joyful in hope
    Patient in affliction
    Faithful in prayer

    Romans 12:12

  • bob jones says:

    A trio of trios. Love it!

  • adena lowry says:

    You are loved.

  • bob jones says:


  • Jenn Kilmartin says:

    Keep it real!

    This is something I say often because people not only need to be more real with others but to themselves as well! Life can be tricky but if we just KEEP IT REAL it tends to make things a little easier (at least for me it has)

  • Anonymous says:

    Love one another

  • Patricia says:

    Time moves on
    Old has gone
    New has come

    Today, begin again
    Remember with joy
    Hope for tomorrow

    Cross my bridges
    Find my rainbows
    My journey continues

  • Greg says:

    You are loved.

  • Mauricio says:

    Forgive, talk and pray

    Forgive me, lets talk, and lets pray

    You once told me, “what does Jesus want…”
    I was slow to act, and even though I knew the answer then and more now…I may have arrived too late now
    May God bless your entire family – thank you

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