Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee!

At work you sometimes get life lessons being shared by friends via mail. I had this for many years and I still keep it...Its the Mayonnaise Jar and 2 cups of coffee

A professor stood before his child development class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly 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.
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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 produce two cups of coffee from under the table, and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. This time, the students laughed!
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Now, said the professor as the laughter subsided: I want you to recognise that this jar represents the mind of each student as they enter you classroom on the first day of school. The golf balls are the important things - God, family, friends, health, home and children favourite passions - and if everything else was lost and only they remained, their life would still be full.

The pebbles, on the other hand, represent the knowledge they have acquired up till now. Unfortunately, each child will have a different amount of pebbles. The sand is your responsibility! It is your job to fill their minds as tight as you possible can in the short time that you have them. At the end of each year, the sand comes together as pebble ready to be sent off to the next teacher.
The professor paused...

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor then smiled and said, "I'm glad you asked". He replied, "The coffee is CARE and LOVE".

New Year is always packed with resolutions. Lets aim for a few big ones... For me, to start with...I wish to continue maintaining a balance in my life and treat everyone with tender loving care.

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Its a Happy New Year dear friends...May all your wishes come true, I pray only the best for everyone not just for me and my family and my friends and my business partners and my leaders and my bosses, but for everyone in the universe. May all of us, start our 2014 and sail through the year with good news and good life in ABUNDANCE!


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