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- Subject: Ballgame
- From: SUONEILL@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 19:48:40 EDT
In a university commencement address several years ago, Brian Dyso
>> CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, spoke of the relation of work to one's
>> "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
>> one of these they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged
>> even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that
>> 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
>> 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 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; the fastest way to lose
>> is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it
>> 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
>> 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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