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 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.
'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 cup of coffee with a friend.'
p/s: Article extracted from a message forwarded to me by a friend in Friendster.
After about 3 weeks of crazy and busy life, i can now enjoy a better normal life. Final review for my design projects has just passed. What a relief, finally. Now what i have to worry about is not the upcoming exam, but the trip to Cameron Highlands. The trip that we have used to talk about since this early semester. Being the so-called 'organiser' of this trip, i'm disappointed with the response i received. Obviously, people are slowly pulling their hearts away from the trip. This is what i think is the saddest thing. I'm sad when people told me that 'i'm not interested in the trip, i don't have the heart to join' I'm sad when people told me that 'i wanted to go but i don't have money' I'm sad when people told me that 'i don't this trip will be realised' I'm sad when people told me that 'dunno leh, see 1st la, i'm not sure i can join or not' Come on! Guys and gals. Don't you remembered that this final sem trip is what we always wanted to have. We were so happy talking about this topic since last semester. We had suggested this and that, so on and so forth...But finally, we do i received! 有时候觉得，何必那么辛苦？为什么要那么辛苦去pujuk你们join trip? 不去就不去啦?! 所什么大牌！我又不是欠你钱. 不过回想起来，办trip不就是为了让大家聚集在一起吗？平时到家都为了功课而忙碌，根本没有时间和大家好好相处。三年时间，一眨眼就过，震得太快了。办这个trip是为了让大家趁此机会，好好享受十一人在一起的时间。在没有压力，没有功课烦恼的情况下，大家好好玩一玩。我想说的是，不管这个trip是去哪里也好，办几天也好。。。最重要的是大家在一起！ 只要到家享受在一起的时间，去哪里都回开心的，就这么简单。 Take some time to really think about it, friends. Maybe you have nothing to lose, if u dont wan to join the trip. But i'm sure that there is something that you are going to miss...
This is a blog about a piece of stone residing in the planet Earth. For 10 years it has not been wandering too much and now covered with thick moss. People say that a rolling stone gathers no moss, but It begins to think that a stationary stone will eventually disappear into the ground. So, it decided to move again.
~ Wanderer's wonder ~