|Forum topic by cabinetmaster||posted 09-06-2009 04:25 PM||1403 views||3 times favorited||18 replies|
09-06-2009 04:25 PM
Just received this from a friend and thought it was worth sharing with all my LJ family.
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
When the class began, he wordlessly picked up
He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and
The pebbles rolled into the open
He then asked the students
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students responded
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed..
‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided,
The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job,
The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued,
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that
Spend time with your children.
Spend time with your parents.
Visit with grandparents.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your spouse out to dinner.
Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean
Take care of the golf balls first—-
Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired
The professor smiled and said,
The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
Please share this with someone you care about. I JUST DID!
LIFE ISN’T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS…
-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps