Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them as Family, Health, Friends, Spirit and Work, and you’re keeping all of these in the air.
You will soon or one day 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..
And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life. ..
How many balls are you able to juggle at this moment?
Source: American writer James Patterson in his 2001 novel of “Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas”