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Work / life balance — an excellent quote

How to find the right balance between work and life is a dilemma for many of us. Here’s a wonderful quote I just came across. I think it’s great, and hope you do too!

Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, integrity—are made of glass. I you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life.

Suzanne’s Diary to Nicholas, by James Patterson.

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