Sunday, December 27, 2009

Khas buat kamu, ya KAMU.. =)

My cuz tagged me on a note in facebook few days back and once I read it, it really makes me think deeper of the meaning within each and every sentence and here I am, sharing this special note with all of you..

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle,
When 24 hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of 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 unanimous 'yes'.

The professor then produced 2 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 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, 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 your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have rooms 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 or 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 am 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.

Please share this with other "Golf balls" and friends

I just did...

It makes me realized more that I need to set my priorities straight, there are so many important things that need to be done.. Furthermore, thanks to my friends who care to take me for several cup of coffees (more to hot choc) during the time in need..

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