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When Things In Your Life Seem Almost Too Much To Handle

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Madhuram, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Madhuram

    Madhuram New IL'ite

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    Hi friends,
    WHEN THINGS IN YOUR LIFE SEEM ALMOST TOO MUCH TO HANDLE, WHEN 24 HOURS IN A DAY ARE NOT ENOUGH, REMEMBER THIS EXAMPLE OF A JAR & THE 2 CUPS OF COFFEE...

    A professor stood before his class & had some items in front of him.
    When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty 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 & 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 if the jar was full.
    The students responded with a unanimous yes." The professor then took
    TWO CUPS OF COFFEE and poured the entire contents into the jar,
    effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students were silent.
    The professor said
    "Now” , I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.”
    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, & 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." :p
    Madhuram
     
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  2. BhargaviChakravarthy

    BhargaviChakravarthy Bronze IL'ite

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    Really superb

    Hi,

    Really superb.Excellent!
    As was rightly said we must prioritise things in life.
    We ignore the major things which are visible to us and keep worrying for the little stupid things in life.

    Once again a loud applause to you:clap :clap .

    BhargaviChakravarthy:wave .
     
  3. rajmiarun

    rajmiarun Gold IL'ite

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    A good one

    Hi everything is true. :clap :clap
     
  4. latamurali

    latamurali Gold IL'ite

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    Hi amdhuram

    Another excellent message from u, u have teached me a lesson, thank u

    latamurali
     
  5. honey

    honey New IL'ite

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    hi madhuram,
    that is a great example.:clap thanx for sharing with us
     

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