Toni

Important Life Lessons

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    A friend sent this to me recently and I kinda liked it

    This is a very important life lesson that a philosophy teacher taught his students.

    The teacher cleared off his desk and placed on top of it a few items. One of the items was an empty mason jar. He proceeded to fill up the jar with golf balls until he could fit no more. He looked at the classroom and asked his students if they agree that the jar is full. Every student agreed that the jar was indeed full.

    The teacher then picked up a box of small pebbles and poured them into the jar with the golf balls. The pebbles filled all of the openings in between the golf balls. He asked the students if the jar was full. Once again, they agreed.

    Now the teacher picked up a bag of sand and poured it into the mason jar. The sand filled in all of the empty space left between the golf balls and pebbles. He asked the class again if the jar was full. The students agreed it was technically full.

    Finally, the teacher pulled out two beers from under his desk and poured both of them into the jar filling the empty space between the sand. Now the students began to laugh wondering how far this was going.

    The teacher waited until the laughter stopped. "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life," he started. "The golf balls represent the important things. Your family, children, health, friends, and passions. If everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

    The pebbles represent the other things in life that matter, such as your job, house and car. The sand---that is everything else. The small stuff. If you put the sand in first, there is no room for the pebbles or golf balls.

    The same goes for life. If you spend all of your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are most important. Pay attention to the important things in your life.

    Enjoy time with family. Go to dinner with your spouse. Play games with your kids. There will ALWAYS be time to clean the house or take yourself shopping.

    Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. The rest is just sand. You are dismissed."

     

    Before the students left, one shouted out. "You never mentioned what the beer represents!"

    The professor smiled and said, "Well I'm glad you asked. The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room to have a drink with a friend."

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    Awwww!......

     

    And here was i thinking the important life lesson was the recipe for your honey biscuits!:biglaugh: xxx

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    Guest Guest75

    Aha!! - Not only me that brings up the Honey biscuits.:biglaugh:

     

    These had better be soooo good when they actually materialize as they have had such a build up!:notworthy::notworthy:

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    Guest Claire-n-tel
    Good one Claire & Tyke!:wink: They say "good things are worth waiting for".:biggrin:

     

    Waiting for 2 years??........geez they must be amazing!!:biglaugh: xxx

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    This is Great.....Cheers Toni :cute:

     

    Thanks BillyJo - yes I thought it was good. It makes you think sometimes about the important things in life. Family and friends always comes "top" for me.

     

    Unlike others on this thread who all they can think of is their "stomach".....they know who they are....no need for naming and shaming :wink:

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    Guest Claire-n-tel
    Unlike others on this thread who all they can think of is their "stomach".....they know who they are....no need for naming and shaming :wink:

     

    Oh that's a mean way to talk about Tyke!

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    :tongue::tongue::tongue::tongue::tongue::tongue::tongue::tongue::tongue:

     

    This is where the "unlike" or even the "unlick" button would come in handy......:idea:

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    Guest Guest75

    There you go again........ I'll take one for the team.......of Minions...............(Who the heck is boss this week??)

     

    Great divert of a thread goin' on .......three moves and deffo off topic!

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    Guest Claire-n-tel
    So you could always replace the golf balls with Honey Biscuits?......everybody's happy :err:

     

    Oh come on don't be so silly.....then they'd get covered in sand, yuc!! :swoon::biglaugh:

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    Guest Guest75
    So you could always replace the golf balls with Honey Biscuits?......everybody's happy :err:

     

     

    Ooer and Zoot alurs (or alors?) - Kris----------make those F@#$%^g Honey biscuits and actually get a "real person" ( I use that term loosely Madam) on here to actually report they exist!

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    Oh come on don't be so silly.....then they'd get covered in sand, yuc!! :swoon::biglaugh:

     

     

    Hahahaha .....you never know, it might soak in there and create a new delicious treat for the kids....."Honey Sand"! ....it would sell be the bag load!

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    Guest Guest75

    I give in..... for tonight as I am now on the wrong end of a bottle of Chateau Collapso.............. back for round 23 tomorrow ,

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    Guest Claire-n-tel
    I give in..... for tonight as I am now on the wrong end of a bottle of Chateau Collapso.............. back for round 23 tomorrow ,

     

    I heard honey biscuits go great with that stuff.......just sayin' :cute:

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    Guest Guest75
    I heard honey biscuits go great with that stuff.......just sayin' :cute:

     

     

    Good for breakfast as well I hear, never tried them though:idea::cute:

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    Wow.....I didn't realise this thread had gone :swoon: I've been really busy cooking today.....no not the honey biscuits folks ......which by the way ....get it right they are called Melamacarona ---you say that with a mouthful of Melamacarona......I made Moussaka today. Another Greek vegetarian (savoury) dish.....ha ha ha ha

     

     

    BillyJo I have to agree with Claire that "honey biscuits & sand" I don't think would mix.:shocked: Interesting idea (NOT) tho......And after you added the beer.....well....let's not go there....

     

    Tyke yes those honey biscuits are terrific for breakfast I have them all the time...especially after a hangover...:biggrin:

     

    :tongue::tongue::tongue:

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    Guest Claire-n-tel
    ......I made Moussaka today

     

    Oh come on!......you are just teasing now!

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    Guest Claire-n-tel
    Teasing? ...I think not young Claire .......with a glass of chilled Rose......

     

    Get the plates and glasses out.....i'm on my way!

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    Oh come on don't be so silly.....then they'd get covered in sand, yuc!! :swoon::biglaugh:

     

    and the beer would make them soggy

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