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    1 posts, 1 voices, 340 views, started Jun 24, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 by Denise Richardson


    • Diamond


      A friend sent me this and I have spent many
      minutes thinking about it. I hope you enjoy it too.

      In a university commencement address several
      years ago, Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola
      Enterprises, spoke of the relation of work to
      one’s other commitments:

      “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.”


      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. The quickest way to receive
      love is to give it; 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 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. Yesterday is history,
      Tomorrow is a Mystery and Today is a gift: that’s
      why we call it The Present.


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