When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, I have something to share with, a little story that I've red from my email early this morning. It is the story of the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of wine theory...

A professor stood before his philosophy class with some items on his
desk 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
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

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 favourite 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 good 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 holes. Do one more run down the ski slope.
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

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."

No matter how full your life is, give your self a chance to celebrate.
Treat yourself.
Watch movies. Have a small talk with mom & dad. Mingle with your siblings & friends.
ave time to relax. And b
e thankful for a day that was.

Life is Beautiful.
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9 Responses
  1. Stunted Male Says:

    Very true. There is time for everything.

  2. ahmer Says:

    indeed, anyways... i drink glasses of wine pag hirap ako makatulog : )

  3. roanne Says:

    Yeah!!! unWINE and say CHEESE! :)

  4. nice story.. i loved the part of the wine. busy as life may seem, you should always make time for people who matter. after all, no man is an island. have a great day :P

  5. SCOFIELD JR. Says:

    @stunned male,yes indeed true...salamat sa pagdalaw

    @ahmer, uy tol musta, namiss ko ng ang wine eh, dito lagi na lang kaming gin at red horse ang pampatulog...hehehe


  6. SCOFIELD JR. Says:

    @chikletz, aba, nabuhay ka...musta na

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