I thought you lot might appreciate this...


A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of
 him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty
mayonnaise  jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks 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. He then asked the students again
if the jar was full. They agreed it was. 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 recognise that this is your  life.
  The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your
health,  your children - 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, 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 time and  energy on the small stuff, you will never
have room for the things that  really matter.  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  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."

But then...

A student then took the jar which the other students and the professor
agreed was full, and proceeded to pour in a glass of beer. Of course the
beer filled the remaining spaces within the jar making the jar truly full.

The moral of this tale is: that no matter how full your life is, there is
always room for BEER

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