Monday morning

Blog Post created by LarryG on Jan 25, 2021

Off House Island on a cold day.  Robert Bukaty took this photo.

The air is cold, the water temp in the Gulf of Maine is now 41F, so on a cold day the sea smoke is there.  Lobsters and fresh fish come at a price.



The goal is balance. We need balance between work and play. We need balance between giving and receiving. We need balance in thought and feelings. We need balance in caring for our physical self and our spiritual self.

A balanced life has harmony between a professional life and a personal life. There may be times when we need to climb mountains at work. There may be times when we put extra energy into our relationships. But the overall picture needs to balance.

Just as a balanced nutritional diet takes into account the realm of our nutritional needs to stay healthy, a balanced life takes into account all our needs: our need for friends, work, love, family, play, private time, recovery time, and spiritual time—time with God. If we get out of balance, our inner voice will tell us. We need to listen.

Today, I will examine my life to see if the scales have swung too far in any area, or not far enough in some. I will work toward achieving balance.


From: The Language of Letting Go, Daily Meditations