Hi all,

I usually not a friend of worldly wisdoms, but I got this one sent from a friend in South Africa. Due to the fact that it relates also to coffee, I decided to share it with you. So have a read (to the end).

…..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 in front of his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large & empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked his students if the jar was full. They agreed 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 2 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 recognise that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things – God, family, children, health, friends, and favourite passions. Things that if anything 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 a medical check ups, take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18 holes. 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 that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always

room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.

Take care and have loads of coffee with your friends …and don´t forget your kids.

Best regards,