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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 glasses of wine 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

 

recognise that this jar represents your life.'

 

'The golf balls are the important things; your family, your children, your

 

health, your friends, and your favourite 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. Do one more run down the ski slope. There will

 

always be time to clean the house . 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 wine 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 glasses of wine

 

with a friend.

 

Share this with friends. I just did.

 

 

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