Saturday, 17 September 2011

Words of Wisdom...

I received a small magazine in the mail today, which was seconds away from being chucked in the bin because I assumed it was junk mail...but then I got reading.It turns out, this little magazine was a gem of a read.I even did a word find puzzle which I don't think I have done for years.On each page there were jokes and lots of feel-good material. On one page, I found an article entitled "Balancing act" and wanted to share it straight away :)

"Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls. You name them work, family, health, friends and spirit - and your'e keeping them all in the air.
You'll soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls- family, health, friends and spirit- are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. You must understand that, and strive for balance in your life...heres how"

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

2. Don't set your goals by what others deem important. Only you know what's best for you.

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

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

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

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

7. Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It's by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

8. 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...the best way to keep love is to give it wings!

9. Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you're going.

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

11. Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

12. 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.


(Brian Dyson- President of Coca- Cola,derived from a speech at Georgia Tech in 1996).

This article is courtesy of 'Grapevine' issue 3.


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