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May. 19th, 2010 | 10:59 am
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Its been a while since I have last updated. This spring semester almost kicked my ass, but I was able to keep cool. :) Now that school is over, I get to finally relax and start the gym again! yay.

My friend shared this story with me, and I liked it a lot and made me reflect on my priorities a lot, so I wanted to share. So if you haven'y heard it already, enjoy. :)

Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers...

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the
mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

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 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 j ar 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 Beers 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 favorite
passions---and 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 things that are important
to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your
happiness.


Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Take time to get medical checkups.

Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18.

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
Beer represented.


The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you
asked.'

The Beer just shows you that no matt er how full your life
may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with
a friend.

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date: Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
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Killing myself tonight..............friend. I'm a coward. The pain is too much to wait out. When does it end? When one turns 50? Sooner or later, time catches up. What a waste. I don't know this person anymore. I'm slowly losing my mind. I'd rather rot in a grave than a padded cell. No one's really there when you need them, and no one's really there when you're still here. The lack of response is evident. Only when you're gone, do people take notice. Ironic, isn't it. To be forgotten and then remembered. I can't go on like this anymore. Superficial smiles. It's all for show. But I think we've always known. There's really no need to lie anymore.

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