Life a lesson

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Capt'n Mil Coll, May 9, 2008.

  1. The Mayonnaise Jar

    When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24
    hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise 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 large rocks. 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 large rocks. 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 a BEER from under the table. He 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 large rocks are the
    important things... God, 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 large rocks. 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. Spend time with your parents. Visit with

    Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner.
    There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
    Set your priorities... take care of the big stuff first... the things that
    really matter. 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. It
    just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for BEER."
  2. CalifgirlinOk

    CalifgirlinOk G&G Evangelist

    YES! theres always room for a beer- 6 pack-case-keg......:09:

  3. rondog

    rondog G&G Evangelist

    A wise man....
  4. No offense but I'll take Diet Coke (Caffine free of course).
  5. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    good find: better lesson:)