Gems of life
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in
the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit
and you’re keeping all of these 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
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 they would your life, for without them, life
is meaningless. Don’t let your 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 to each together.
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we
learn how to be brave. Don’t shut love out of your life by saying
it’s impossible to find time. 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, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel
Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you
can always carry easily.
Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Life
is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.