Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 11, 2011

Two cups of coffee, one empty jar.~by rldubour

Two cups of coffee, one empty jar.

Put one pail of sand and one empty jar
on your list.
Wait until something annoys you, before all the
stress try this.

Take the jar out and fill it with
Place the jar on the table and leave it

You say it’s now full right to the
Not one more stone would ever fit

Now add some small pebbles and fill
the jar once again.
Watch as the pebbles fill in the spaces all
the stones left within.

You say it’s now full right to the
Not one more pebble would ever fit

Now take enough sand and fill
to the brim.
Watch the sand fill the spaces that are still
left within.

You say it’s now full right to the
Not one grain of sand would ever fit

Take two cups of coffee watch it fill in
the holes
The jar is now full and nothing more will
it hold.

Let’s pretend this jar, is our
daily life.
The stones are the important things help
make things right.

Like God, family, health and
your loving spouse.
The pebbles are the other things like
work, car and house.

Sand is everything else you want, all the
small stuff you see.
If we put the sand in the jar first
then where would we be?

If the sand went in first, no room for
the pebbles or stones.
The same goes for our life, the important
things are not shown.

In case someone is asking those two cups of coffee
filling the jar to its end
No matter how full your life seems to be there is
time for coffee and friends.


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