January 17, 2020
It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
Wow, another week is ending, it seems that the older I get the faster time goes by. It is not just my naps that fill my day, most of it is caregiving and staying involved in our community. I also especially enjoy visiting with old friends who are kind enough to stop by.
I truly feel fortunate that I am provided a wide variety of alternatives to choose from each day. I do like the fact that my time is my own and what I do is up to me. I even spend time learning and enjoying the many cultural offerings available to us all.
The big thing is that what we do is up to us and the choices we make. The freedom most of us have allows is to do what we have decided is important to us. Here is a piece I saved that talks about how we need to balance our activities.
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 Brian Dyson
Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
She said: I was having trouble with the idea of turning 30 and was oversensitive to any signs of advancing age. When I found a prominent gray hair in my bangs, I pointed to my forehead.
“Have you seen this?” I indignantly asked my husband.
“What?” he asked. “The wrinkles?”
It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.
A wife, one evening, drew her husband’s attention to the couple next door and said, “Do you see that couple? How devoted they are? He kisses her every time they meet.
Why don’t you do that?”
“I would love to,” replied the husband, “but I don’t know her well enough.”
Mom, I’ll always love you, but I’ll never forgive you for cleaning my face with spit on a hanky.
So true in the 21st Century …
Our communication – Wireless
Our telephone – Cordless
Our cooking – Fireless
Our youth – Jobless
Our food – Fatless
Our labour – Effortless
Our conduct – Worthless
Our relationship – Loveless
Our attitude – Careless
Our feelings – Heartless
Our politics – Shameless
Our education – Valueless
Our follies – Countless
Our arguments – Baseless
Our boss – Brainless
Our Job – Thankless
Our Salary – Much Less
“When I die, I want to die like my grandmother who died peacefully in her sleep.
Not screaming like all the passengers in her car.”
The holiday bowl games were in full swing and we had invited some other football fans over.
One couple brought their active two-year-old son, who began playing with a dish that was filled with antique buttons. After a few near disasters, my husband quietly removed the temptation.
The next morning, I realized the bowl was gone and went upstairs. “Don, where is the button bowl”? I asked my just-awakening husband.
“Gee, I don’t know for sure,” replied my spouse, who prides himself on knowing the answer to any sports trivia question.
“I think it’s in Florida.”
It is impossible to gain a toehold when acting like a heel.
She said: Stopping to pick up my daughter from Kindergarten, I found out that the topic of “Show and Tell” that day had been parents’ occupations.
The teacher pulled me aside. Whispering, she advised, “You might want to explain a little bit more to your daughter what you do for a living.”
I work as a training consultant and often conduct my seminars in motel conference rooms.
When I asked why, the teacher explained, “Your daughter told the class she wasn’t sure what you did, but said you got dressed real pretty and went to work at motels.”
Too much of one thing can end up creating stress; this is something that no one needs in their life. But living a life in balance can provide harmony and peace.
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