Life is…

Life is…

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air.

You name them: work, family, health, friends, and spirit,
and you’re keeping all of them in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball.
If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four balls
– family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass.

If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed,
marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered.
They will never be the same.

You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.

How?

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

Don’t let life slip through your fingers
by living in the past or for the future.
By living your life one day at a time,
you live ALL the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds us together.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give;
the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget
not only where you’ve been,but also where you are going.

Don’t forget that a person’s greatest emotional need
is to feel appreciated.

Don’t use time or words carelessly.
Neither can be retrieved.

Life is not a race,
but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a gift;
that’s why we call it – the Present…

(I got this forwarded to me earlier this week and felt it was worth sharing.)

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3 thoughts on “Life is…

  1. Very nice. I try hard to slow down and enjoy the little things, and let the trivial things slide, specially on a day such as today! This passage re-enforces how important enjoying the family really is! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Later on today I will be putting up something from Rich R and his travel to Africa.do we really realize how lucky we are
    From the article
    Edgar goes on to say “a lot of them have escaped over the mountains to where it is safe for them. On the other side of that mountains a lot of people are put into slavery, women are beaten, children abused. They escape to beautiful Cape Town to get away. Those that are lucky not to be eaten by the animals or die from exposure to the mountains usually live here.”

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