When things in your life seem almost 2 hard 2 handle. When 24 hours in a day are not enough.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the class 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, and shook it lightly. The pebbles rolled into open area between the golf balls, he then asked the class if the jar was full and they agreed that 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 then asked the class if the jar was full. They agreed it was. 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”, he said, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are your family, your children,your health, your friends and your favourite passions… and if everything thing else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter in your life, your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else….the small stuff.
If you put the sand in the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles and 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 most important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children, spend time with your parents and grandparents. Take time for medical checkups,take your spouse out to dinner, play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house. 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 the question… What does the wine represent???
“I'm glad you asked… The wine just shows you that no matter how full your life is, there is always room for a couple of glasses of wine with a friend……"
It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.