It was such a beautiful day today that we spent some time relaxing outside and letting the girls practice riding on their bikes. As we watched them struggle with balance, sometimes getting it right and other times needing a little assistance it was interesting to think about how we all struggle with "balance".
As a child we learn balance as we learn to walk, then ride a bike; as an adult we have to learn to balance much more. We need to balance our budget, balance our work and family time, balance our diet, and of course learn to balance our own needs with the needs of our family. Once the girls learn how to balance and ride a bike they will never forget and even though they may go for a time between rides they will never have to go through the complete learning stages again. Sometimes we get it right and things run smoothly and we are at peace, other times we struggle and may fear or be anxious, but hopefully through each struggle we learn and never forget the lessons life gives us so that we can be in balance and enjoy peace in our lives.