A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items in front of him. When the class began, without a word, he picked up a very large jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, each about two inches in diameter. He then asked the class if the jar was full. They all 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 class again if the jar was full. They all agreed it was.
The professor picked up a bag of sand and poured it into the jar. The sand filled in between the pebbles.
He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous...yes!
The professor then produced a bottle of red wine from under the table and proceeded to pour the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty spaces bewteen the sand.
"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks being the important things,your family, your health and your childern-things that if everything else were lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else...the small stuff.
If you put the sand in the jar first there would be no room for the pebbles or the rocks. 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.
Take care of the rocks 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 wine represented.
The professor smiled,"I'm glad you asked. It goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a good bottle of wine.
Nice...DR LEE aka tigger