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Just poppin in for a quik visit......
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DD    Posted 10-30-2004 at 07:25:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
and to see how everyone is doing these days. It's been hectic around here so if I've missed anything then I hope it's all worked out for the best by now. Ya'll take care and have fun : ) THE MAYONNAISE JAR AND COFFEE
>>>
>>> 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 coffee...
>>>
>>> A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he 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.
>>> So 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 an unanimous "yes." The professor then produced two cups of coffee 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 God, your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions-things
>>> that 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. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner 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 coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked, it just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend".
>>>
>>> Please share this with someone you care about. Have a blessed day!!
>>>


RN    Posted 10-30-2004 at 15:43:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Previously posted with beer instead of coffee as final filler. One version to visit bierstube, the other for Starbucks. RN.


ron,ar    Posted 10-30-2004 at 08:02:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice reading DD, I been gone all day and night, looks like I missed the another round of the "Burr/Clod" feud.


DD    Posted 10-30-2004 at 08:10:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
No Comment ; )


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