I love this message. I think all of us from time to time moan and groan about things that don't always work out the way they would like them to. We are only human!!! So often we forget about the things in our lives that are most important. And yes I am guilty of that as well. It seems as though there is always something to do, to fix etc. etc. Trying to make everything work in this very fast pace world we live in is stressful to say the least...
Enjoy this message from a professor in his philosophy class....
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 two cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty
mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it
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
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 - God, 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 things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand
is everything else -- the small stuff.” he said.
“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
important to you...” he told them.
“So... pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Worship with your family. Play with your children. Take your partner out to
dinner. Spend time with good friends. There will always be time to clean the
house and fix the dripping tap. 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
The professor smiled and said, “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.”
We took a little trip over to the Napa Valley for a little get away~~It is always nice just to unwind every once in awhile, and when you can go to the wonderful wine country with many many wineries to choose from to take a taste or two what more could you ask for? Well I guess it helps if you like wine. :0)
Oh and I can't forget about all of the great shops and places to eat as well.
Anyway I thought I would let you take a little trip to see some of the places we saw.
One of the many side streets in Sonoma with shops and tasting rooms.
Hubby at one of the wineries. (Chandon) in Yountville. One of my favorite towns.
Wonderful bakery in Yountville~~
Sonoma pet store~~
What would you expect in the wine country~~ :0)
Corey our wonderful server at "Napa Cellars"
Winery in Sonoma..
I loved this sign at a store in Sonoma~~:0)
Candle store in Sonoma~~I love candles.
I hope you enjoyed being a part of our little trip~~
We went out over the weekend to check out one of our favorite Nurseries~~I just love the way they put things together to make everything look so easy to grow~~~:0) I am not the best at keeping my plants alive but I still love all of the beautiful flowers and plants.
This post is about my mother and the book of poems she has put together for her family, loved ones and those that might get inspired by reading it.
My mom has been writing poems for some time now and at the ripe age of 86 she is still very sassy~~
We are all very proud of what she has done because she has never felt as though she could do anything worth while...I tell her mom~~you raised five children and took care of dad and many other things that make for a great family and life...
As I look back now I really think we did live in Mayberry~~:0)
This last one that she wrote of me I just saw myself. :0)
If anyone is interested in a book just let me know.