A master in the art of living always appears to be both working and playing. (L. P. Jacks, English educator)

Remember the proverb, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”? It teaches that without time off from work, a person becomes both bored and boring. Jacks updates the saying, agreeing that work and play are required to have a well-rounded life. In our 21st century world we see excesses on both ends—too much work or too much play. Balance is what’s needed.

So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God. (Ecclesiastes 2:24)