Life is a game which we did not invent nor frame the rules. We have no control over whatever is dealt to us. But we are there to play. A good player, even with bad circumstances, will play well and emerge a winner.

A bad player, even with the best opportunities, will play badly and lose. However mean our life is, let's meet it and live it; not shun it and call it hard names. We could be miserable or we could motivate ourselves. Whatever has to be done, itís always our choice. Here are some thoughts inspired by the writings of a CEO of Coca-Cola Company.

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 Ė and youíre keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball.

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.

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?

Donít undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. Donít set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

Donít take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as they would your life, for without them, life is meaningless. Donít 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.

Donít give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. Donít be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each together. Donít be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.-Pierre de Courbertin

Donít shut love out of your life by saying itís 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. Donít run through life so fast that you forget not only where youíve been, but also where you are going. Donít forget, a personís greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Donít be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily. Donít use time nor words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.

A good life is when we assume nothing, do more, need less,  smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are.

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: thatís why we call it the present.

By Tim Pedrosa

 

 

All it takes is the first step to get you going on your journey. Take it! Then take the second step. With every step youíll gain strength, courage, and confidence. Seek joy in all that you do today including your first step. Conquer your fear, one step at a time. ~unknown

 

Tim