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Golf Balls & Coffee - I like this version better....

Saturday, August 31, 2013

THE MAYONNAISE JAR

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of 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 fills 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 it 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 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 - God, family,
children, health, friends, and favorite passions. Things, that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.” he said.

“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...” he told them.

“So... pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Worship with your family. Play with your children. Take your partner out to dinner. Spend time with good friends. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap. 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 and said, “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.”

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-ICANDOIT- 9/6/2013 12:39AM

    This is an all time favorite ! There is always room in my jar for a chat with you!!!

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-GOT2FINISH- 9/5/2013 8:57PM

    So true!

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INSPIREBYNATURE 9/3/2013 12:04PM

    yes!

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REENSKI 9/2/2013 4:12PM

    I love it-and so true!
Thank you for sharing.
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BARCLE 9/1/2013 8:38AM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/31/2013 8:28PM

    Love it!! emoticon

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NANA-B-FITZ 8/31/2013 7:43PM

    Very nice emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 8/31/2013 6:44PM

    a new version, but a better one, I think so too, Thanks for sharing

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