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 – family, children, health, Friends, and 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, house, and 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.
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.’
Mr. Steven Blevins and Mr. Robert Jackson work together as executive officers for Meezorp Corp. One day after work Mr. Blevins had to get a message to Mr Robert Jackson. He called his office, but Mr. Jackson has already gone home for the day. This was a very important message. So Mr. Blevins calls his assistant to track down Mr. Jackson’s home phone number.
He dials the number and lets it ring three times. On the fourth ring, a person picks up the other line.
“Hello?” says the voice on the other end.
“Hello, this is Mr. Blevins, I’m looking to speak to Mr. Jackson,” said Steven into the receiver.
“I’m sorry, my daddy isn’t home right now,” said the little boys voice on the other end of the phone.
“Well, that’s ok, please take this message ....
Let him know that the 9:00AM meeting with China about revisions to the fourth quarter roll out of the HD-90 will occur at 8:00AM in the Metzger Room. I will pick up Joe Simms from Central Airport but someone else will need to coordinate Susan Birks’ pick-up from Lakeside.
“Did you get all of that?” asked Mr. Blevins.
“What was your name again?” says the voice on the other end.
“I’m Mr. Blevins”, Steven replied.
“How do you spell that?” asks the child.
“B-L-E-V-I-N-S” said Steven.
“And how do you make a B”, asks the voice on the other end. said the little boys voice on the other end of the phone.
And now, for the pièce de résistance!
Aren't these Silly Pandas so blasted CUTE!