Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Life Lessons

At this time we hear from friends and family via cards and letters.  I opened one today from John and Sandy with a very meaningful story at the end.  It goes like this...

A professor did an experiment for his class.  He took a large jar and filled it with golf balls and asked the class if the jar was full.  They said it was.  He then poured some pebbles into the jar and shook the jar so the pebbles would fill the open areas.  He then asked them again if the jar was full and they agreed that it was.  Next he poured sand into the jar and it filled up everything else.  Once more he asked if the jar was full and the class said "yes!"  The professor then took a beer and poured the whole thing into the jar.  The students laughed!  The professor said, "This jar represents your life.  The golf balls are the important things-family, friends, faith and health.  The pebbles are other things that matter - job, home and car.  The sand is the small stuff.  There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.  Set your priorities- the rest is just sand.  Oh and the beer just shows that no matter how full your life may seem, there is always room for a couple of beers with a friend."  Or as Jesus did- he always had time for a fish sandwich with a friend.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did....Merry Christmas!


  1. That's a great life lesson Marlene. Thank you!
    Merry Christmas to you and family.

  2. I had received that story in an email once and thought it was so cool. Makes you really think about your life and priorities. Thanks for sharing, and may you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.