Mental Health Ministries

Crystal Balls

Crystal BallsThe New Year is time to reflect on our lives.  The busy holidays are over but the reality is that most of us live very hectic, busy lives throughout the year.  We often use the expression, "I'm juggling too many balls," or "I can't keep all the balls in the air."

As the New Year begins, I invite you to imagine that the most important parts of your life are beautiful, fragile crystal balls. Naming the crystal balls will be different for each of us. For many of us our crystal balls will include such things as our faith, our true self, our family, our friends, our passions, our hobbies, and maybe even aspects of our work.

Now imagine that all the other balls we struggle to keep in the air are rubber balls. As we juggle all these balls, it is all right if the rubber balls drop now and then. They will bounce back. But if we drop one of the precious crystal balls, it will shatter... and be lost forever.

Treasure and care for the crystal balls in your life.