04-09-09 Thursday

B-1 coffee HC CO AS

L- @ local restaurant
broccoli cheese soup
Philly cheese sandwich

D-4 LC Healthy Life Toast
2 hot dogs, 4 sausage links
1 carb Catchup
2 eggs

SN-none

WT=?


I just wanted to share this little story. I LOVE IT!!!

The Jar


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 cans of soda 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 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 soda
represented.

The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'

The soda just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of drinks with a friend.

LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS...
.....IT'S LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN!

4 comments:

Erika said...

Oh I love that story! Thanks for sharing it :) I know my aunt would really like it, mind if I pass it on to her too?

Great menu!

Harry said...

"LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS...
.....IT'S LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN!"

Unless you're prone to getting struck by lightning ... like me! :-)

Have fun with your aunt, Jo!

Vadim said...

Jo, that was a nice story! i will steal it from your web, I love to share and I know you do too, so there!

NewVision said...

I should have added in my post to pass it on.
It's a wonderful read. I just love it.

Glad everyone enjoyed it!!

Harry, sorry if it brought back memories. LOL OOoops!!!!