July 11, 2011

Time for Wine

 Two Glasses of Wine

                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 2 glasses of wine...

         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 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; 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.
           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 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 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.'

Have a great Monday:)

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