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parkview



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20/05/2009 13:08

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TWO GLASSES OF WINE



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 glasses of wine...



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. 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 a unanimous "yes.



The professor then produced two glasses of wine from under the table and poured



parkview



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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 favourite 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. 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. Play with your children.

Take time to get medical checkups.

Take your partner out



parkview



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Take your partner out to dinner.

Play another 18.

Do one more run down the ski slope.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the waste 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 wine 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 glasses of wine with a friend.s



elko2



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20/05/2009 13:11

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Its a good one. We had this on the old VO board but now its all gone. We started all over again with a new BB.

ismet



spider


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20/05/2009 13:18

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oh how very true and thank you for that lovely reminder.







Spider,x



parkview



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20/05/2009 13:21

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Just thought with all that was going on we needed to be reminded of the important things in life.



Thinker


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20/05/2009 13:43

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EXCELLENT!!!



twoexpats


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20/05/2009 15:24

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a timely reminder to one and all- especially if it's Poully Fume!!



Lilli



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20/05/2009 15:34

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Hi thats a great way to remember the good things we have in our lives. twoexpats I totally agree with you. Thank Park xxx



Fred8


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20/05/2009 16:23

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in reality we all know all this; but putting it in the perspective it has been .. well that hits you! Great one!



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