Re: thought for the day?

From: Helen Gibson (
Sun Feb 11 21:57:36 2001

Dear Jenny,

I loved your thought for the day, it really does make you think about life and the important things that really matter.

Love Helen G

>----- Original Message -----
From: jenny <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 7:13 PM Subject: thought for the day?

> 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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