The Mayonnaise Jar And Coffee

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  1. priyauc

    priyauc Bronze IL'ite

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    > > 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

    > > 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 - God, your 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 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."

  2. manjumnair

    manjumnair Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Priya,

    Good One... Thanks for posting...:-D

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