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Words from the Wise

Mayonnaise and Beer

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 beer.

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. So 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 an unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students
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"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, your favorite 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, your house, 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. Play with your children. 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. "I'm 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 beers."

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speaking of beer...I think I'm thirsty...
hey Mark, can you send me a case of some awesome brew?? mom tells me that German "bier" is 100 times better than what we have here...

let me know... kiss
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speaking of beer...I think I'm thirsty...
It's 5PM somewhere... I have some nice cold Pacifico in the fridge..

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Great words from the wise...


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I can get that straight from the brewery..


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hey Mark, can you send me a case of some awesome brew?? mom tells me that German "bier" is 100 times better than what we have here...

let me know... kiss
wished i would have seen this sooner!

well...we're going to the mini mart tomorrow before we take off...i'll see what they have.


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Ah, i just read the first post now.

Beer or no beer, it's a really nice way to put things in your life

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well...we're going to the mini mart tomorrow before we take off...i'll see what they have.
Karl Strauss is German and is brewed right here in San Diego.... Mmmmm Red Trolley Ale...

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It's 5PM somewhere... I have some nice cold Pacifico in the fridge..


MMMM Pacifico... love that shit
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hahaha awsome post Sara!! great words of wisdom!


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was your nose itching or something????
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Beer or no beer, it's a really nice way to put things in your life

Exactly what I was thinking... thank you Sara-with no "h"

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hey Mark, can you send me a case of some awesome brew?? mom tells me that German "bier" is 100 times better than what we have here...

let me know... kiss
Sara, you leghumping again? :


Mark, make that two cases


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