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Monday, March 28, 2011

2 Cups of Coffee

 Untuk Renungan dan Panduan Untuk Kita Semua. Please read.

When things in your life seem almost too much to
handle, when 24 hours in a day are 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

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 - God, 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


·        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.

·        Play another 18.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."

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