Living a Balanced Life

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Living a Balanced Life

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Kristian Aditya 李瑞贤 190863114

I. TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title……………………………………………………………………….1

Table of Contents ………………………………………………………………………. 2

Introduction………………………………………………………………………. 3

Content………………………………………………………………………. 4

3.1 Life Balance Starts With The Decisions We Make4

3.2 You Get What You Give5

3.3A Balanced Life Means More Time For The Important Things6

3.4 What do you really need to live a balanced life7

3.5Living a Well Balanced Life Can Bring Peace and Joy Into Your Life8

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………. 9

II. INTRODUCTION

Have you ever had a time when you were making a good living, lived in a nice place, drove a nice car, took trips, had everything you needed and more - and yet you were still unhappy? It wasn't that you were ungrateful for what you had, just something seemed wrong. You weren't fulfilled, or some-thing, but you couldn't quite figure out what the problem was? Maybe you're in a situation like that now. You feel like you should be happy, who wouldn't given all that you have, but you're not. It simply means that your life is out of balance. Something has been shoved under the rug and forgotten about. It might be spending quality time with family or friends, or even just by yourself. It might be that you're not eating well enough to keep your body balanced. It might be that even though you make a good living, you don't love what you do. If you look at the life of a celebrity, you can understand why they would be so unhappy. Their lives are totally out of balance. They spend years on the road. They don't have the time for important relationships and recreational time. They're always under pressure to be the "star". Think about how you feel when you've put in a lot of hours at work and then have no energy left to give to your family. You don't have the energy to eat a good meal or get the exercise you need in order to have more energy. People are on the never-ending treadmill trying to get money. But money itself will not make you happy. Life is a delicate balance of relationships, emotions, desires, and responsibilities to others as well as to yourself. III. CONTENT

3.1 Life Balance Starts With The Decisions We Make

On April 14 1865 two men made a decision to walk into a bar. One wanted to just have a drink because he was bored and the other needed a drink because he wanted to calm his nerves.

The bored man just wanted an escape. He just wanted a break from his thankless job. The other man new he had a job to do but wanted to kill time. He was working with others and they had planned on a certain time to fulfill their obligations. While the bored man continued to drink and talk with patrons the other man paid his tab and left.

By now if you know your history you know the next scene. The Place is the Star Tavern, The bored man is John F. Parker President Abraham Lincoln's body guard. The Other man is John Wilkes Booth Lincoln's assassin.

I tell this story to show that every decision no matter how small it seems at the time has the ability to affect many more people. If you chose not to do something then you may chose not to get a paycheck that week. If you chose work over family you could lose your family. You need to know your limit and balance your decisions. I am not telling you to be overly cautious. What I want is for you to make good decisions often.

2. You Get What You Give

Each of us is created with certain gifts that we are to use in the time we are here on earth. What I would like for you to see is that no matter you are, what you put into life is exactly what you get out. Jesus tells us that a good tree bears good fruit, and a bad tree gives bad fruit. Beyond that your attitude will determine how many friends you have and your level of relationships with these people. Your attitude at...
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