Nugget # 63 Life lesson from a Hot Air Balloon!

05 Jul

Hi friends,

This week I’d like to share a life lesson from a hot air balloon.

The mechanism of the hot air balloon is pretty simple; it works on the principle that since hot air is lighter than cold air, when the air inside the balloon is heated up, it causes the balloon to rise and when the air inside the balloon is cooled it causes the balloon to sink. In this manner the air pilot can maneuver the balloon and the people can enjoy their ride.

The hot air balloons before the modern period used to have sandbags (see pic) to weigh them down until lift off and after that the sand was gradually dumped for the balloon to gain height in the air. The same thing is applicable in human life also.

Often in order to rise high in life we may have to cut off heavy weights that keep us down. These may be in the form of bad habits like laziness /being short tempered / sloppiness or having the wrong kind of friends, sometimes even memories of past failures. As long as they weigh us down, we will never be able to rise to heights in life. Just like the sand bags are dumped before the take off  by cutting the ropes attached to them, we too must sever all those things that hold us back from being able to ride high and being all that we want to be in life.

Click to watch MR BEAN and his HOT AIR BALLOON Ride!



Nugget of Life: Let go of the things that weigh you down so that there will then be enough room in your life to welcome the things that could lift you up.

Have a terrific week.


Sparky Laurie


Posted by on July 5, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized


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5 responses to “Nugget # 63 Life lesson from a Hot Air Balloon!

  1. nightshade130

    July 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I love Mr. Bean that was LOL funny. But you are right. sometimes we get too used to the burden that we see no reason as to why we should learn to let it go. Trusting God with our burden will make our yoke easy and make our burdens light.

    Good stuff Sparkylaurie!

    Sherline 😀

    • sparkylaurie

      July 6, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Thanks Sherline …yes, Mr Bean is so cute funny.Well said (as always!!!) 🙂

    • sparkylaurie

      July 6, 2012 at 7:18 am

      @ Sherline…what you wrote brings to mind Heb 12:1-2 “Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance that race marked out for us.Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,the author and perfecter of our faith.”

  2. Wayne Augden

    July 5, 2012 at 2:28 am

    It works. 🙂


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