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    Default Life's Too Much to Handle?


    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 201 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 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 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
    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.

    Practice "romance" as often as possible.

    There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

    Take care of "Mama" 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 matter how full your life may seem,

    there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

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    Great post.
    "The truth is rarely pure and never simple"-Oscar Wilde

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    Amen...let's go get a beer...
    Character is what you are in the dark. It is the things you do, when nobody can see, and nobody will ever know, that define who you are as an individual.

    "Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." Thomas Jefferson

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    good one!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    I'll raise my Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat to that one. Also, got to love that hand placement on her rack. Now that's a friend!
    STRESS: The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it.

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    Wingfoot, I am having a beer right now in honor of your post. Cheers.
    I seek not to know the answers, but to understand the questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPGrasshopper View Post
    Wingfoot, I am having a beer right now in honor of your post. Cheers.
    Cheers to Lying, Cheating, Stealing and Drinking;

    If you're gonna lie, lie for a friend,

    If you're gonna cheat, cheat death,

    If you're gonna steal, steal a heart,

    And, if you're gonna drink, DRINK WITH ME!




    Hey Grasshopper - Luv Ya Man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingfoot View Post
    Cheers to Lying, Cheating, Stealing and Drinking;

    If you're gonna lie, lie for a friend,

    If you're gonna cheat, cheat death,

    If you're gonna steal, steal a heart,

    And, if you're gonna drink, DRINK WITH ME!




    Hey Grasshopper - Luv Ya Man!

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    Right back at 'ya Foot!
    I seek not to know the answers, but to understand the questions.

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    I'm Having another Sam Adams with ya now!!!
    STRESS: The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it.

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