" No matter how full your Life is..... you always have time for a Beer !!!!! "
of Engineering and Philosophy stood before his class and had some
items in front of him. When the 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 areas between the rocks. He then asked the Students again if
the jar was full.
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.
said the Professor, "I want you to recognise that this is
your life. The
rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children - 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, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for
your 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 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."
A Student then took the jar which the other Students and the Professor agreed was full, and proceeded to
pour in a glass of beer. Of course the beer filled the remaining spaces within the jar making the jar truly full.
proves: that no matter how full your Life is, there
is always room for a Beer !!!!!!!