LESSON: to all the rocks in your life...
A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some
items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked
up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with
rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. He then asked the students
if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So the professor then
picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the
open area between the rocks. He then asked the students
again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The students
laughed. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it
into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this
is your life. The rocks are the important things - your family,
your partner, your health, your children - anything that is so
important to you that if it were lost, you would be devastated.
The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job, your
house, your car. The sand is everything else...the small stuff."
"If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the
pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend
all your energy and time 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. Play with your children.
Take time to get medical check-ups. Take your partner out dancing.
There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand"
...and on that note, HAVE A GREAT DAY!