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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 2 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 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 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 - 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 other things that matter like your job, house, and 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.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
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 coffee represented.
The professor smiled
‘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.’
Submitted by landinginmyeyes
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Damn, having a random, nonscience class for once is really refreshing. Its so thought provoking and really helps me learn so much more about society. I love learning about other people’s opinions, whether their playing devil’s advocate or if I totally agree because it teaches me to have a more open mind. Its just nice to have a conversation with a class that will respond with thought out answers and not saying things for the sake of talking and arguing and “winning”. Everyone knows what theyre talking about, knows what theyre trying to say, and aptly expresses it very eloquently. To debate with people that respectfully know when and how to say something and when to let it go is too awesome. I love having classes like these. Expressing my opinions about worldly topics is really stimulating and hearing other’s peoples thoughts, especially when I’ve never considered their side, feels really good.
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I should have suspected that you were trouble even before I met you because as I was getting ready to meet you for the first time, things were not going my way. Then, from the get go, though everyone was so excited to see you, when you came to greet me, you were so unwelcoming in the slyest way possible, at that time I just ignored it, but I shoulda known. The first half of our relationship was by far the hardest on me. But all in all I had to work twice as hard just to struggle my way through our time together. But you know what? Its the toughest of times that you grow the most from. So here’s a slightly sardonic thank you that I owe you. Thank you for teaching me so many lessons, from how to treat people, to how I should be treated. Thank you for making schooling such hell for me, pushing me down to my lowest yet, and making me question myself and the some of the people around me. Because of you, now I have grown up immensely and I’ve learned so much more about myself. You played with my heart, my mind, and my loved ones. You bullied me for so long that I’ve learned your tricks and what it takes to fight back. But you know what? Though our relationship has always been rocky, we’ve managed to share some really really good times and I must full heartedly thank you for that. If it werent for you, I would not have met some of the best people I know today. My friendship with them is the best thing you have given me, and frankly, even though youve given me so much shit, if I had a choice on whether to have met you or not, I would jump right into your arms because without you, they wouldnt be in my life. Together, you and I have created so many lifelong memories with some great friends. I want to thank you for also strengthening my relationship with my girl friends as well because I really don’t know what I would have done without them while I was dealing with you. Still, I am so thankful that you are gone forever from my life. You have made your mark on me and hopefully, will leave in peace. Of course, the morning that you were going to leave, you couldn’t even let me sleep or wake up peacefully. You had to make it one of the worst mornings since I’ve met you. Thank god you’ve given me some of my best friends because they are the only people that were capable of cheering me up and giving me a really good time. Once you finally left, we all celebrated the new year, full of possibilities, together. So thanks for everything, 2011, and goodbye!
2012, i’m ready for a much healthier relationship, so dont steer me wrong ok?
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