Thoughts to consider at the Party


Posted by Pippa , Mar 22,2002,12:22   Archive
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
right
> to
> > > > the top, rocks about 2" 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 in to the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of
> course,
> > > > holled into the open areas between the rocks. The students
laughed.
> > > >
> > > > He asked his students again if the jar was full?
> > > >
> > > > They agreed that yes, it was.
> > > >
> > > > The professor then 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 nearly
> destroyed.
> > > >
> > > > The pebbles are the other things in life that matter, but on a
> smaller
> > > > scale.The pebbles represent things like your job, your house, your
> car.
> > > >
> > > > The sand is everything else. The small stuff.
> > > >
> > > > If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is no
> > > > room
> > > > for the rocks. The same goes for your life.
> > > >
> > > > If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff,
> > > > material things, you will never have room for the things that are
> > > > truly
> > > > most important.
> > > >
> > > > Pay attention to the things that are critical in your life.
> > > >
> > > > Play with your children.
> > > >
> > > > 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 pebbles and sand 2nd * Good Luck!! I hope it
works..
> > > >
> > > > May there always be work for your hands to do;
> > > >
> > > > May your purse always hold a coin or two;
> > > >
> > > > May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
> > > >
> > > > May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
> > > >
> > > > May the hand of a friend always be near you;
> > > >
> > > > May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
> > > >
> > > > An Irish Blessing
> > > >
> > > Got friends arriving here for the weekend ... see you next week!
> > > >



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Re: Thoughts to consider at the Party

Re : Thoughts to consider at the Party --- Pippa
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 22,2002,15:15 Top of Thread Archive
Yes, we should all consider these thoughts, Pippa - thanks. I don't think I've been handling stress in my life well of late - and I really need to reflect on these words (although, when stressed out this am, I practiced my yoga `warrior breath" - it helped). Hope you enjoy your company.

June in Toronto




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Re: Thoughts to consider at the Party

Re : Thoughts to consider at the Party --- Pippa
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Mar 22,2002,17:47 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks Pippa. It is thought provoking. It never hurts to step back and take a look at one's priorities. Thanks for the posting.
Have a good weekend with your friends.

Shirley




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Re: Thoughts to consider at the Party/Pippa

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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 23,2002,07:42 Top of Thread Archive
Yes, very good thoughts!



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