Monday, 8 June 2009


Sometimes we get so busy in life with small things that we forget all the main things,we start chasing something get so involved that we ignore all the great things we have in life.Came across this , sharing it with you all maybe someday these words will come in use...Our lives are full with golf balls yet we run after the sand on you'll know what i mean :)

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 cups of coffee.

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 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-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.
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 to dinner. 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 a friend."

Have a great day everyone :)


Megha Gupta said...

well written...
and theres this saying as well...'BEST CONVERSATIONS IN LIFE WERE HAD OVER A CUP OF COFFEE'..

AND YES I is all about deciding your priorities!

fms1988 said...

@ Megha i didn write it i jus read it somewhere :)

Ms.R. said...

That was amazing. You teach me something new and valuable every other day! :D

rabbit said...

i have read it before...and it's so true.But how many of us can implement it.
We know but still we don't...

Miss Sunshine said...

ooh my philosopher Fatima :P

fms1988 said...

@ Ms.R is that so...:)

@ Rabbit i go by this :)thats how i live my life.

@ Appu hugz :D

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Hmmm..good to see you sharing this..

I got this as a forward...i liked it and forwarded many..

See you around fatima


fms1988 said...

@ Mahesh i got it as a fwd too :)

C ya.

Hopeless Romantic said...

Hey, i am back on the blogosphere after the break and be happy ur the first blog i chose :)

Hopeless Romantic said...

a nice write whosoever wrote it...I wish life was that simple by choosing priorities in the right order :)


fms1988 said...

@'s my pleasure to have u back :P
Missed u so much LOLZ !!

Satans Darling™ said...

I have read this one! And I have it saved on my system too! What a nice way to greet every one :)

fms1988 said...

@ Ash its lovely isnt it !

neeraj_only said...

Life ka funda explained.
Funda saved in my dimaag 4 future reference :)

fms1988 said...

@ Neeraj LOL !

Shankar said...

nice blog..great work..keep up...

fms1988 said...

@ Shankar thanks :)
welcome here !

Pretty Me!! said...

this story has always inspired me !! :)

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