jump to navigation

The Five Balls of Life November 9, 2006

Posted by sharynheili in Uncategorized.

 Juggling balls

“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. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And once you understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life”.

—From Suzanne’s Diary For Nicholas
by James Patterson. Copyright © 2001 by
SueJack, Inc.Little, Brownand Company, Inc.



1. Rolf - James Patterson Fan - February 17, 2007

I’ve just loaded the audio book ‘Suzanne’s Diary For Nicholas’ by James Patterson again to my MP3 player. I had listened to it sometime last year and really liked it. Trying to keep all the balls in the air is not always easy…… I’m trying!

2. Caitlin Howard - January 29, 2012

not easy at all…read the book, don’t listen to it. take it all in with your eyes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: