When the BATTS start to get to you!

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Reply By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 18:58

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 18:58
MAYONNAISE JAR AND COFFEE<o:p></o:p> 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 coffee...

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 a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee 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
God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and
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, 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 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 partner 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

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what
the coffee 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 cups of coffee with a friend."<o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p>
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 18:59

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 18:59
Thanks Jay, An oldie but definitely a goodie. Angie
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Reply By: Bushtracker42 - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 19:00

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 19:00
We have been busy trying to tip out some sand since
buying the BT. It is too full with the business, but getting there.


Gary Harding

TriSys Engineering/III

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