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    A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items on 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 an unanimous "yes". The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filing the empty space between the send. The students laughed. "Now", said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize the this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things,,, God, family,children, health, friends and favourite passions,, things that if everything else was lost and only the 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 in 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 in the small things, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

    So,,,,,, pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical check ups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean up the house and fix disposal. "Take care of the gold balls first, the things that are really matter. Srt your priorities. "The rest is just sand"

    One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiles. "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 cup of coffee with a 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 two cups of coffee".

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