Drink, Drink, Drink...

THE MAYONNAISE JAR


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 coffee...

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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.

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They agreed that it was.

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So 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.

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The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

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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.

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The golf balls are the important things -- your God,

family, your children, your health, your friends, and

your 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, your house, and your car.

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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.

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The same goes for life.

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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.


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Play with your children. Take time to get medical

checkups. Take your partner 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 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 friends." (author not known)




"Professor, Bill" wrote:

A FINE PHILOSOPY ON LIFE



A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the 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 them 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 recognise that this is your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children - 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, 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 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 dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the toilet." "Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."



But then... A student then took the jar which the other students and the professor agreed was full, and proceeded to pour in a glass of beer. Of course the beer filled the remaining spaces within the jar making the jar truly full.

The moral of this tale is:

That no matter how full your life is,
there is always room for BEER.


Drink, Drink, Drink(Drinking Song)
Mario Lanza

Ein zwei drei vier
Nip your stein and drink your beer
Ein zwei drei vier
Nip your stein and drink your beer

Drink! Drink! Drink!
To eyes that are bright as stars when they're shining on me!
Drink! Drink! Drink!
To lips that are red and sweet as the fruit on the tree!

Here's a hope that those bright eyes will shine
Lovingly, longingly soon into mine!
May those lips that are red and sweet,
Tonight with joy my own lips meet!

Drink! Drink!
Let the toast start!
May young hearts never part!
Drink! Drink! Drink!
Let every true lover salute his sweetheart!

Drink! Drink! Drink!
To arms that are white and warm as a rose in the sun!
Drink! Drink! Drink!
To hearts that will love one, only when I am the one!
Here's a hope that those soft arms will twine
Tenderly, trustingly soon around mine!

All I ask is the right to see the smiling eyes beguiling me
Drink! Drink!
Let the toast start!
May young hearts never part!
Drink! Drink! Drink!
Let every true lover salute his sweetheart!
Let's drink!

Drink! Drink! Drink!
To eyes that are bright as stars when they're shining on me!
Drink! Drink! Drink!
To lips that are red and sweet as the fruit on the tree!
Here's a hope that those soft arms will twine
Tenderly, trustingly soon around mine!

All I ask is a right to see the smiling eyes beguiling me
Drink! Drink!
Let the toast start!
May young hearts never part!
Drink! Drink! Drink!
Let every true lover salute his sweetheart!
Let's drink!