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THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

I like this one...real words of wisdom. A mates wife sent it to me and I reckon that it is one of the better stories I have read.

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A life lesson for all of us.

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 2 Beers .

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 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 an 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 time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse 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 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.'


Please share this with people you care about... I JUST DID.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

That's terrific!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

That's a good one Vince, thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:53 am    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

Definitely one of the better lessons in life

specially the beer part Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

Good lesson 'cept I 'm a Sprite man .

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

I've heard it before, but it's still awesome!

Thanks Vince for reminding me.

and cheers!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

very good and sooo true

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

Beer the cure to all the worlds problems.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

Sweet Vince.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: THE MAYONAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS Reply with quote

Vince isn't sweet...He's bitter and clings to his guns and religion...Even if he is Aussie...

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