Monday, August 29, 2011

Enjoy Life

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.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had

some items in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large

and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

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

poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.

The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured

it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once

more if the jar was full..

The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

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, 'I want

you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

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 would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your

job, your house and your car..

The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there

is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

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 are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.

Set your priorities.

The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the

Beer represented.The professor smiled and said,

'I'm glad you asked.'

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.



1 comment:

  1. Excellent Blog Bud. Too Late Smart. :)

    Just a hunch, but bet this one does not get zapped.