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PostSubject: Lifes analogy   Fri 26 Jun 2009, 2:26 pm

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.
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>>When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty
>>mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
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>>He then asked the students if the jar was full.
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>>They agreed that it was..
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>>The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into
>>the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
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>>The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
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>>He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
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>>They agreed it was.
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>>The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
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>>Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
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>>He asked once more if the jar was full.
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>>The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
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>>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.
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>>The students laughed..
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>>'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to
>>recognize that this jar represents your life.
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>>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.
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>>The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your
>>house and your car..
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>>The sand is everything else---the small stuff.
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>>'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no
>>room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
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>>The same goes for life.
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>>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.
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>>Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
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>>Spend time with your children.
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>>Spend time with your parents.
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>>Visit with grandparents.
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>>Take time to get medical checkups.
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>>Take your spouse out to dinner.
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>>Play another 18..
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>>There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
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>>Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.
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>>Set your priorities.
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>>The rest is just sand.
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>>One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer
>>represented.
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>>The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'
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>>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.
>>
>>Please share this with someone you care about. I JUST DID!
>>
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PostSubject: Re: Lifes analogy   Fri 26 Jun 2009, 8:43 pm

Thats good Ohmar. I needed that bit of advice... especially after a 48 hour work week...
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