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 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.
important to you. ‘
Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
The things that really matter. Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.’