The Hitavada - - THEOPINIONPAGE -

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. 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 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.

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