When things in your life seem almost too much to handle

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.

So 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 ball are the important  things–your family, your children, your health, your friends, 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 spouse out to dinner. Play  another 18 holes.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.”

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One Response to “When things in your life seem almost too much to handle”

  1. Vivek Says:

    Keep up the good work dude!


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