Thursday, August 26, 2010

Who's Golf Ball Are You?

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of 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.

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 - family,
children, health, Friends, and 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, house, and 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.

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 sand.'

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.'

Friday, August 20, 2010

Candy Bar Trivia

EMAIL ME YOUR ANSWERS! DO NOT POST THEM! (spoils it for others)

1. A famous swashbuckling trio of old
2. Favorite day of the week for working people
3. Not laughing out loud
4. Indian burial ground
5. Galaxy
6. Red Planet
7. A sweet sign of affection
8. Can't hold onto anything
9. A famous author
10. A happy nut
11. Famous New York street
12. Famous former baseball star
13. Twin letters
14. Home of the movie stars
15. Superman's "reporter" name
16. Freezing point of water
17. Feline
18. A real wad of cash
19. Exclude no one!
20. One of the Peanuts gang (female)
21. Can't think of the name
22. A basketball term
23. A type of fireworks display
24. One of the 12 Days of Christmas
25. Boys' names

*a couple of the answers are older candies that have been discontinued*