Amy Rees Anderson

Juggling Glass Balls in a Quest for Balance

“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 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 you 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 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. 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 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 savored each step of the way.”

By Coca Cola CEO Brian Dyson

This article was so good that it stands on its own.  There are some truly great lessons to be taken from it. I love learning from inspiring words and thoughts of others.  I highly recommend keeping your own book of motivational quotes and stories to read whenever you are having a difficult day.  They work wonders for lifting you up and getting you back in a positive mindset. 

I hope all of you have an AMAZING weekend! 

~Amy

6 Comments

  • Bradley says:

    So true Amy!! Hoping that you are doing well and that you also have an Amazing weekend!!

  • Tim says:

    Dang, I needed that today.

  • Amy D. says:

    Wonderful post Amy! Thank you! Your daily posts been an inspiration in my life for over a year now.

  • Jessika says:

    Thank you, Amy! I needed the reminder today to be positive! Normally I’m one of the most positive people I know, but when my husband has been gone for 3 weeks and will be gone for another 2… well, I start to get kind of cranky. So thanks again!

  • Elvis says:

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say superb blog!

  • Hayden says:

    I enjoy looking through an article that can make men and women think.
    Also, thanks for allowing mme to comment!

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