Oct 6, 2006

THE MAYONNAISE JAR AND COFFEE

I think it's just only a
reminder that there should be always prioreties in our life.

THE MAYONNAISE JAR AND COFFEE

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.

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 balls are the important things - 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, 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.

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."

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."


Have a nice Fall Vacation, feel the breeze of Autumn season, enjoy it, my friends.........

9 comments:

glorie said...

nice story :) touch sad tah! yeah true we need to know/set our priorities.
hoist, cool as in cool ka sa imong pics...hehehe autumn naman diay sa? pagka dali ra sa panahon gulang naman dayun tah.heheh

First lagi ko karon?!:P

Happy weekend! :)

MariK said...

Hi Vicki! That is such a nice picture you have there in the Autumn background. Is it really that cold there now? Wow, its beautiful there where you live. Here its only 73 degrees and to us...thats colder weather! Haha. I like that story you shared & it does remind us that life is short, focus on the important things in life! Take care friend and have a lovely weekend!

Genalyn said...

Hi Vk happy autumn diha,hehehe di man ta malipay aning autumn or fall vk oy kay kupos man atoang gitz,dia andar na amoang heater dri kay mura di naman madala tugnaw najud!Lipay gani ko bakasyon ko karong sunod buwan sa pinas kay agooyyy maglabad man akoang ulo sa katugnaw,wala pa ko ma anad..na tsige ayo ayo diha my friend!

Carlotz said...

wow- nahan ko sa imong pics Vk- picture perfect!

lily said...

Hello Vicki good morning nimo dinha naka higayon kog bloghop kay ako bana off man unya na ko mag update,thank you pala sa msg. nimo sa akong box. yah tinood ka daghan gyud dinhe pinay,naa man gani sila organizitaion dinhe na puro pinay,they invite me last year but ka anak ra nako dont wanna go out pa. but i meet also lots of pinay in the base when we just arrived. may golly dami talaga kaya lang di ko rin sila nakikita lagi kasi andito lang ako lagi sa bahay alaga kay jasmine,only when i attend party then i got to see them.but when we went also in kaisrlautern na kadaghan sab sa base oi.i guess daghan gyud pinay sa germany. hala duha ra mo ni malou dinha,oks lang na oi basta close way gubot. i like the background sa imong picture very fall na kaayo yah dinhe sab nalingaw kog pictures sa palibot kay nindot man tan-awon na ang mga dahon. i like i guess all the season. i dont care kong fall,winter,summer,spring basta i like all of them. naks naman gikan man gud sab mi sa hawaii very paradise gyud,din before mi naka anhi sa las vgeas mi nag stay very hot place sab. so karon naa na mi dinhe hehehe.i still like it. o hala sige vicki basi kita ra diay ta puohon mga one week or two weeks me dinha sa kaiserlautern sa ako miga nga balay. o siya naa ka email ga-i ko be basi call ko ninyo puhon ako diay mo ibutang sa akong list ha. o sige ayo ayo dinha and enjoy gyud ok. tschuus medyo ta-as na ako sulat dah.

amy said...

manay vick, nice picture of you in the woods! aguy, gitugnaw nasab kog sugod diri.. i hate autumn & winter:-(

agring said...

Lovely photo of yours. Nice story too very well said!

Genalyn said...

Hi vk,mao lagi maglibog nalang ang bagol bagol sa atong Ginoong Hesus ani kay cge ta reklamo sa weather diri..mag anad anad nalang..unsaon ug summer pod perte man inita labaw pa sa pinas gud.Hehehe..oo sure ba kita sa unang daygon tunga lang ta!hahaha.I txt taka ig balik nako kay tunga ta.Wala koy lingaw vk nag background ko ug hellokitty nalang.LOl!
Happy weekend kanimo diha my friend!

ethel said...

Agoy ka nice diha mag walking Bon uy, hehehe sus mag dagan dagan jud akong doggy kon ingon ana among lugar nga lakwan. nice kaayo ang sunshine basta fall noh? luv it, pero mas luv jud nako ang summer balag init.