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3/22/09 5:41 A

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ASILLA, great insight. Thanks for sharing.



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3/21/09 10:18 P

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Sorry, this is kinda long, but I liked it. Hope you do too,my SP family...

Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Beers

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 an 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 time to get medical checkups. 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.'


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3/13/09 9:06 P

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LoL I like that last one a lot.

I dont have kids yet but i do plan on them when the gods allow.

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2/16/09 3:42 P

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I ke that one. I forward to my duaghter who has a 4 month old. She liked it also.



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2/16/09 7:06 A

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An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard; I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.

He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off
and on for several weeks..

Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's
trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'



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2/15/09 9:48 P

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that was totally awesome!

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To plan your life's journey you must live with INTENTION!

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!" Dory-Finding Nemo

LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH while you have the chance!

When coming in last is really a VICTORY!
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2/14/09 10:24 P

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That one is good. Thanks for sharing.



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2/14/09 9:27 P

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Since the topic is "A Good Laugh", how about some jokes, to laugh away the weight?

Cuckoo!

Why Females Should Avoid A Girls Night Out After They Are Married...
OR living with someone.....

The other night I was invited out for a night with the 'girls.' I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, 'I promise!'

Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home.

Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed 3 times.

Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another 9 times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with him. (Even when totally smashed... 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos totals 12 cuckoos =MIDNIGHT!)

The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, I told him 'MIDNIGHT'... he didn't seem pissed off in the least. Whew, I got away with that one!

Then he said 'We need a new cuckoo clock.' When I asked him why, he said, 'Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then said 'oh sh*#.' Cuckooed 4 more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table and farted.





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2/14/09 11:48 A

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That is a really cute poem thanks for sharing!

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2/4/09 7:56 A

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That is an awesome idea!! I really need all the core work I can get :(
Have been working screwy hours 5 to 5 since before the holidays not much time for computer fun time, that is changing I hope at least for a month or so, am ready for 8's.
(sittin on my ball :) thank-u!!!

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2/4/09 7:45 A

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I love my ball. I fall of it now and then, getting a little better on the balance. One thing I love is to use it as a chair while I am on my computer. It is great for strengthening core muscles.



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2/4/09 7:29 A

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Well, it's been about a month now...
am learning new tricks with the ball (I sound like a puppy)besides crunches, and flys, am doing planks & push ups now(UGH). Honestly I still roll off it sometimes, not real coordinated, it's fun tho- I get to laughing and loose my balance.
Does anyone else use one?
Does anyone else have a good time and laugh while exercising?


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Are you just sitting on it? It really works the core muscles.



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Very Cute!! Happy, happy to all! Huff, huff, just another ten minutes on my new torture device/stability ball,I can do it, as long as I don't launch myself across the room... :)

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1/2/09 8:54 A

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Love it! Happy January everyone! emoticon

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1/1/09 4:51 A

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Thanks for the laugh! emoticon

Half Marathon PR Surf City 2009 2:15:14

To plan your life's journey you must live with INTENTION!

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!" Dory-Finding Nemo

LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH while you have the chance!

When coming in last is really a VICTORY!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DTPEQwChdM


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This was sent to me and I thought it was so funny but so true I had to share.


The following was shared by surfer Cathy W.

'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste,
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared,
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared.

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese,
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt,
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt.

I said to myself, as I only can,
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
'Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie--not even a lick,
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore,
But isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!








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