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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Forward : The Mayonnaise Jar

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Topic starter : Thursday, February 18, 2010 (7:12 pm)

I got this forwarded message from my cousin earlier today and since I felt the "message" of the story is good, I'd like to share this with you.

Remember and make priority on things that are more important in life and you can skip the rest for some other time.

Hmm.. thanks for the reminder, whoever wrote this one, keep spreading your words for your "message" might come at the right time for the needing soul ;)

Btw, as I was browsing the image for this post, I stumbled upon a site which also post about this story, I don't know whether she's the one who writes the story or not, but you can visit her here :


Anywayy.. let's get to the storyy..


"The Mayonaise Jar"

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 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 - family, children, health, friends, and 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, house, and 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. So… 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.’

Please share this with other “Golf Balls”


And again the message is about "priority" and when it comes to priority, we should define and make the list ourselves, which are the most important thing in our life, cause between us and the others might have different priority and there's nothing wrong with that for priority is something personal.

Soo.. you got that, Indah?

Priority.. priority!

Decided which one is the "golf balls" and don't spend too much time on the "sand"!

Huaa.. now I can see why I've told myself since some time ago to make my own definition on things, huhuhu.. but whyy ohh whyy.. I haven't made that yet?! :p

Topic ended : February 2010 (7:25 pm)

the soul traveller

2 raindrops:

g. siahaya said...

Indah, cepeeet, cepet2 bikin dan memutuskan mana yang terpenting. Semakin cepat, semakin bagus :)

-Indah- said...

G.. iyaa, ini sepertinya makin lama makin mendesak untuk mulai dibikin :D

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