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    last of the short series: lesson 6 LIFE

    When things in your life seem almost to much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar........and the beer.

    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 student's responded with an unanimous "yes."

    The professor then produced two cans of beer 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, 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 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."

    One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer 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 beers."


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    hawaiianvike21 is offline Team Alumni
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    last of the short series: lesson 6 LIFE

    Did i ask you this already, where do you find these articles/jokes man???? :scratch:
    Hupo oe ke kau ana i ka waiupa a ma kou pa o & Hupo na Po o waiupa a


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    last of the short series: lesson 6 LIFE

    sorry if you did Hawaiivike21 i did not see it but they come from buds out and about I have a achive but most I can't put out here as they are publisher of other type of formates type stuff with pictures etc which I can not upload here sorry
    Yesterday is History
    Tomorrow a Mystery
    TODAY is a GIFT that is why WE
    call it the "PRESENT"

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    last of the short series: lesson 6 LIFE

    :thumbright:

    Guns don t kill people. Chuck Norris kills people.

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    last of the short series: lesson 6 LIFE

    Rock on Casper your finally making sense to me!
    Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged by only one thing - the result." --Vince Lombardi

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    Beer is good, isn't it!!

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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