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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
An old WV minister stood before his church and had some items in front of him. When church began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked if the jar was full. Everyone agreed that it was.
The old WV minister 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 again if the jar was full. Everyone agreed it was.
The old WV minister 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.. Everyone responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The old WV minister then produced two glasses of water from under the pulpit and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. Everyone laughed..
‘Now,’ said the old WV minister as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your faith, your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and 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.
Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the girls there raised her hand and inquired what the water represented. The old WV minister smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The water just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room to continue to fill your life with good things.
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