Only the BEST of the BEST, all posts have at least 10,000 notes or more.

 

theburiedlife
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly 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 roll
ed 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 Beers 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—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and 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.Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.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 Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.


Follow this blog, you will love it on your dashboard

theburiedlife

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly 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 roll

ed 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 Beers 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—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and 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.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

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 Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

Follow this blog, you will love it on your dashboard

(via the-absolute-best-posts)

Nov 25th, 2012
  1. fearlesssssandfree reblogged this from greeneyes-bossthighs
  2. more--issues--than--vogue-- reblogged this from natts-t
  3. tomorrowweekend reblogged this from whiksy
  4. stephinjapan2 reblogged this from dasaix
  5. throughthefinish reblogged this from thatcrazyxcsoph
  6. n-octurnia reblogged this from mild-clouds
  7. gentlyviolent reblogged this from salute-the--sun
  8. theplozzy reblogged this from eitrohs
  9. heyimnippy reblogged this from sleaze-and-crackers
  10. marcleyva reblogged this from smhrox
  11. katdeakin reblogged this from salute-the--sun
  12. satanskoalabear reblogged this from play-that-country-music
  13. fatboy012 reblogged this from lizandbullshit
  14. moriarty-will-rise reblogged this from oh-the-cleverness-of-you
  15. fiona-gracee reblogged this from mild-clouds
  16. helenalynn reblogged this from priskles
  17. eitrohs reblogged this from pnw-cowboy
  18. hellolovelyhues reblogged this from randomsparksoflife
  19. oh-the-cleverness-of-you reblogged this from proto-zivot
  20. sleaze-and-crackers reblogged this from mild-clouds
  21. twilights-parasites reblogged this from nouveauu
  22. drinkupbabyyy reblogged this from lydia-la-la-la
  23. youadmireher reblogged this from chasingperfectiiion
  24. jonnyb0i reblogged this from forgetreason
  25. de-von-the-hammer reblogged this from lumberingjack
  26. h-i-i-i-i-i-i reblogged this from dreaming-s00ul
  27. elliegirl23 reblogged this from salute-the--sun
  28. sunshineoceans reblogged this from goldenmarshmallow