Re: thought for the day?

From: karen (
Sun Feb 11 06:23:12 2001

Well that certainly puts things into perspective...thank you, Jenny.


At Sun, 11 Feb 2001, jenny wrote: > >Thought that you all may enjoy this - it made me think a bit! > >LESSON: To all the rocks in your life... > >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,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 >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. They 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. "Now," said >the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is like 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 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 energy and time on the small stuff, you will never have >room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention tothe >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." > >-- >Jenny L >

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