Don't Sweat The Small Stuff!

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Don't Sweat The Small Stuff!

Postby lori macleod-doyle » Wed Feb 14, 2001 9:31 pm

Sometimes it's good to be reminded of what is really important! I thought this was a good reminder!

Lori M-D


A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of
him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar
and proceeded to fill it with rocks that were about 2" in diameter.


He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.


So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the
jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas
between the rocks. The students laughed. The professor picked up a box of
sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.


"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life.


The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health,
your children
anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be
nearly destroyed.


The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your
car.


The sand is everything else...the small stuff."


"If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or
the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and
time 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 wife out dancing. There will always be time to
go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal."


"Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your
priorities.


The rest is just sand."


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Postby david » Thu Feb 15, 2001 12:20 am

Lori,

I'm so afraid... What if my life is just comprised of pebbles and sand...

NOT!

I like your reminder. Image

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Hey, have fun at Sunday River this weekend. They got some nice "tubes" up I hear.
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Postby lori macleod-doyle » Thu Feb 15, 2001 12:52 am

Thanks David!
Don't be afraid. Image
I know that your life is much more than pebbles and sand!
I wish you were able to come up and hang with all of us but I know it's your little guys birthday. Hopefully we can arrange it for another time. It would be great to see you again.
I'm totally psyched about Sunday River. It is going to be a blast!!!
I'll think of you while I'm staring down from the top of White Heat. Image

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Postby Mary S » Thu Feb 15, 2001 2:15 am

David, I'll miss you this weekend too...I'll try not to "be afraid" while Lori's whapping me with those sticks. Enjoy the birthday celebrations! Image
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