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Storytime kids (with illustrations this time!)

OK, now that we've stepped away from the political abyss, storytime...an oldie but a goodie.

A professor stood before his philosophy 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.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles roll...
ed 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 Beers 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—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and 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 and your 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.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

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 Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
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    Maggie
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/03 13:49:37 (permalink)
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    So true Dung!!![:)]

    Especially the beer part![;)]

    BINK!
    Mags[:D]


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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/03 13:58:30 (permalink)
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    I like beer too!
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/03 14:04:09 (permalink)
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    Hey Dung....Newbie alert!!!![:D]

    Time for a newbie test.......

    Can you spell beer in Mexican?[8|]


    BINK!
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/03 14:30:52 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Maggie

    Can you spell beer in Mexican?[8|]



    #1 it's Spanish, not Mexican. And #2 I know this person as Paul Carr from Columbus. (Did I mention I read Facebook?) [:D]

    The better question is have you had a beer with a donkey?
    post edited by DungSR - 2013/01/03 14:31:46
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/03 19:45:42 (permalink)
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    Dung, dung, dung.....

    You just broke the LG rule numero uno.....NEBBER, NEBBER, NEBBER give a newbie an answer to a question....they need to figgure it out![;)]

    BINK!
    Mags[8D]


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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/05 00:16:06 (permalink)
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    I am dun

    Chers

    Tired and so love you both
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/05 08:33:40 (permalink)
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    Good one Dung[:D]
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    ORIGINAL: CadillacJack

    I like beer too!

    umm beer.
    did anyone welcome you yet?[:)]
    hello CJ...............[sm=mexi_hat.gif][sm=smoking.gif][sm=sombrero.gif]
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    ?
    [8|]
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    ORIGINAL: 1runjuan

    ?
    [8|]
    [sm=mexi_hat.gif]

    I'm with you. ?????????
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/08 21:19:00 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: CallMeFrank

    ORIGINAL: 1runjuan

    ?
    [8|]
    [sm=mexi_hat.gif]

    I'm with you. ?????????


    Storytime. Doesn't always have to be happy, unless your 7. :P
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/08 21:57:00 (permalink)
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    Thank goodness I didn't have to scroll through all that BS to run the board! [:D][:D][:D][:D]

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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/08 22:02:58 (permalink)
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    so , did you burn a house down as a youngun and
    torch kitty cats?[8|]
    this is the damndest story i think i've ever seen.
    you must have a dark side........................[:(]
    or its the mushrooms..[:D][:D][:D]
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/09 00:02:14 (permalink)
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    Or too many years of the Texas heat!
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    I guess I don't undersstand the blank stares. Do you not understand all the nig words or is there concern for the family? Are you concerned about the cats? It's just a story written by a fictional writer that actually happened in his childhood. It's a STORY.
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    I thought it was kind of sweet in a slightly weird kind of way and the message was a positive one.
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    I couldn't stop smiling last night thinking about my uncle driving 17 cats 1300 miles. [:D]
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    sorry, dung, you have posted some off the wall things b4[8|]
    can you change the letter "i" to the letter "e" in that 3 letter word. please[:)]
    i can't spell rite eatheir sometimes.
    thanks in advice
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    sorry, dung, you have posted some off the wall things b4


    Would you ever expect anything different?
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/09 09:53:27 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: DungSR

    sorry, dung, you have posted some off the wall things b4


    Would you ever expect anything different?

    no.................[:D]
    and could you please call your texans home ? there filling up the
    ditches with there cars...............don't you have ice there or something.....................
    and we can't get into our own bars, man it looks like a cattle drive up here.[:D][:D][:D]
    (god bless em for coming and spending there mula, we love it[;)])
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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/09 10:15:49 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: 1runjuan


    ORIGINAL: DungSR

    sorry, dung, you have posted some off the wall things b4


    Would you ever expect anything different?

    no.................[:D]
    and could you please call your texans home ? there filling up the
    ditches with there cars...............don't you have ice there or something.....................
    and we can't get into our own bars, man it looks like a cattle drive up here.[:D][:D][:D]
    (god bless em for coming and spending there mula, we love it[;)])


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    RE: Storytime kids 2013/01/09 11:03:36 (permalink)
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    I'm all too familiar with The Oatmeal [:D][:D] my hubby loves his bizarre, quirky humor and illustrations! So Dung, that news article was about his family?
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    ORIGINAL: greenga

    I'm all too familiar with The Oatmeal [:D][:D] my hubby loves his bizarre, quirky humor and illustrations! So Dung, that news article was about his family?


    He's obviously not for everyone. But then neither am I.

    Edd would know better than me Greenga. I assumed it was. I just thought it was one of those crazy family memories. A life experience that only a family could relate to. I don't have much of a family but I can imagine.

    In a way, it reminds me of Family Vacation with Chevy Chase.
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