- A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly 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 roll
- ed 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 Beers 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 family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and 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.
- Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
- 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 Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
I just finished the last episode of the series and i honestly don’t think i have cried over a tv show like this one before. it was just absolutely amazing. after 5 years, it has all come down to this. When Arthur thanked Merlin, i was just crying and my heart like physically hearts and emotionally. It’s like a big hole now. yes i know i probably sound pathetic but i dont care. That show was just amazing. I’m so upset to see it end.. i have to go back and re-watch all 5 seasons from 5 years. I don’t even know how to sum up my emotions. I’m still in shock and its been a good 20 minutes since the episode ended. I literally have no emotion left after Merlin, what can I even do with my life now without Colin Morgan and Bradley James in my life. Brb, gonna go sit in my corner with spiders.
I just can’t.
I am a mess of emotions.
PS. sorry for the 191824379183 Merlin posts you are about to see.
I wish Merlin could go on…
Little part of me died. I love Merlin and Arthur. And I love Colin Morgan and Bradley James for playing them so perfectly.
it’s kind of a disappointment the world didn’t end. I mean its not that i wanted it to or anything, but like for the past two years its all the everyone has been saying and now the day has come and its like nothing even happened :P lol well hooray for living!
So i was thinking about this whole dec 21,2012 bullshit. I don’t believe in an apocalypse or that the world is going to end randomly tomorrow. However, i do feel that it might be a day where more evil happens in the world. Recently, in light of the Connecticut shooting i was analyzing what i thought destruction is. I mean of course you can have your earthquakes, destroyed structures, zombies walking around, huge explosions etc etc. But what about the destruction of humanity. If you think about it, some of the main destruction in this world is caused by humans themselves. More people are choosing the path of evil. and if thats the case, whats to say that its not the people that are dying, but the good in them. Who knows? anything can happen tomorrow..or basically nothing can happen tomorrow. Either way i feel that the world’s end is going to occur on a different scale then what is expected. If we all die in pits of fire, well i guess i was wrong…:)
So im jsut really happy and chill. breaks almost here and i cant wait to relax. i mean granted im going to have to work my ass off practing for sats but whatevers. idc. i want to go shopping, and spend time with family, and hang with friends, and just do things on my own time. Time is something i have a huge appreciation for lately, and i realize there’s not much you can do if you’re always stressing out about the little things. At least now i can prioritize everything and focus on what i need to. Probably going to watch that season 6 of gossip girl too. im so excited :)