a philosophy abt life.......

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    give a serious thought to this friend.....................................

    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 pegs of whisky ...

    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 pegs of whisky 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
    The golf balls are the important things -- your God,
    family, your children, your health, your friends,
    and your 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, 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. Play with your children. Take time to get
    medical checkups.

    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

    One of the students raised her hand and inquired what
    the WHISKY 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 pegs of
    WHISKY with a friend."

    [font=tahoma,sans-serif]Have time for a drink??????????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [/font]
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