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The Mayomanaise jar.Good lesson.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Aug 27, 2007
    West Central Florida
    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 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 Favourite 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.'

    Please share this with other "Golf Balls"

    I just did....... Smell the roses.
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    IL(The gun friendly Southern Part)
    Thanks Bulge. I like it.
  3. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    Blackshear, Georgia
    That's good Bulge. I'm trying to do that now. My four year old granddaughter is staying with us and wanted to sleep in our bedroom on a pallet next to my dog's bed and I said OK. At 3:30 AM I was awakened to a still small voice whispering, "Papa, Papa I can't find my cover." I reached over turning on a lamp and she said, "Got it." And went right back to sleep. It took me a while to get back to sleep but I didn't care. It's important to me to know that She realizes that She can ask Papa for help. LOL Jackie B.
  4. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Near but not in chicago
    True words of wisdom
  5. kgp912kgp

    kgp912kgp Active Member

    Aug 29, 2011
    My first child is a month old. I really have a whole new look on life now and what an amazing miracle life is. I have to look at future differently.


  6. Hal1225

    Hal1225 Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Thank you very much for the post. It is great. I don't have time to write it down.

    Harry Lyga
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