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Always Room for Beer

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. 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, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar
was full.
They agreed it was. The students laughed.
The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children - 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, your car.
The sand is everything else, the small stuff.
If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks.
The same goes for your 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 dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
But then...a student then took the jar which the other students and the professor agreed was full, and proceeded to pour in a glass of beer.
Of course the beer filled the remaining spaces within the jar making the jar truly full.
The moral of this tale is:- no matter how full your life is, there is always room for BEER.

  
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LITTLEWIND53 12/20/2012 1:45PM

    I had heard this story before, right up to the adding of the beer. As I don't drink any alcohol (and can't stand the smell of beer, never mind the taste, I think I'll just forego the last part, lol

(but I love the beginning of the story!)

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BREWMASTERBILL 12/19/2012 8:01AM

    Note: this also works for whiskey.

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PMFISH 12/19/2012 12:00AM

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MS.ELENI 12/18/2012 9:13PM

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THINRONNA 12/18/2012 3:15PM

    I have read this before but without the beer part! The beer part makes it better! emoticon

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GODWILLING723 12/18/2012 2:46PM

    Clever!! lol...
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Told You So

Monday, December 17, 2012

  
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LITTLEWIND53 12/18/2012 1:18AM

    I am a little slow on the uptake. I don't get this one....

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THINRONNA 12/17/2012 2:00PM

    Funny!

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0309COOKIE 12/17/2012 11:23AM

    Lol.

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One Drink a Day

Sunday, December 16, 2012

  
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THINRONNA 12/17/2012 3:09AM

    Blech!

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IDLETYME 12/16/2012 9:28PM

    Yuck!!! I think I'll pass!!! emoticon

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GINNABOOTS 12/16/2012 7:48PM

    I don't think so, that just isn't right. emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 12/16/2012 7:29PM

    No, and I don't think I ever will....

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0309COOKIE 12/16/2012 6:14PM

    Lol.

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Eat Healthy

Saturday, December 15, 2012

  
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MS.ELENI 12/17/2012 10:48AM

    yucky

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THINRONNA 12/15/2012 1:50PM

    I do the same things!

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Scuba Divers

Friday, December 14, 2012

(This one actually makes sense...) An italian tourist asks a Nimtim: "Why do Scuba divers always fall backwards off their boats?"
To which the Nimtim replies: "If they fell forward, they'd still be in the boat."

  
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THINRONNA 12/15/2012 2:40AM

    True!

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0309COOKIE 12/14/2012 8:56PM

    Makes perfect sense.

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LITTLEWIND53 12/14/2012 7:33PM

    ROFLOL

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