Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Mayonnaise Jar

Howdy Folks ~~ Another day nearly over, and a chicken casserole

cooking in the crockpot. I will do some more vegetables tomorrow.

We had our shortest day today, as our friends in the Northern

Hemisphere had their longest. In a couple of weeks or so, the days

should start to draw out a little.. It gets dark so early these days.

I have a nice story tonight, sent to me by my good friend Granny .

I hope you enjoy it. as much as I did.. Thanks, Ann.


The Mayonnaise Jar.

*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 the 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 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 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 an 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 - your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your 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, 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. *

*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 cup of coffee with a friend." *

*Please share this with someone you care about. *

*I JUST DID by sending it to YOU*

<><><><><> And some Jokes <><><><><>

Q. What is the difference between men and govern-

ment bonds?

A. The bonds mature.


Q. Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive,

caring and good-looking?

A. They already have boyfriends.


Q. How does a man show that he is planning for the future?

A. He buys two cases of beer.


Q. Why is Oxygen a lot like sex?

A. There’s no problem unless you’re not getting any.


A blonde and her boyfriend were sitting in the back-yard.

A bird flew over them and pooped on his head. “Dam,” said the man, “Get

some toilet paper.” “What for?” said the girl. “He must be a mile away by now.”

<><><><><> Joke of the Day <><><><><>

Three boys are in the school-yard bragging about their

fathers. The first boy says: “My dad scribbles a few words

on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they give him $50.”


The second boy says: “That’s nothing. My dad scribbles a few words on a piece

of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100


The third boy says: “I got you both beat. My dad scribbles a

few words on a piece of paper, he calls iy a sermon, and it takes

eight people to collect all the money.”

<><><><><> Perfect timimg ~~ a Day late. <><><><><>

It was pointed out that yesteray at six minutes past eight,

the time and date would read: 200620062006.

<><><><><> Bye for now, Merle. <><><><><>


JunieRose said...

Hi Merle,

Always a fun read here!

I really liked the Mayonnaise jar!


Sue said...

There is true wisdom in the mayonnaise jar story...

doubleknot said...

Thanks for the mayonnaise jar story. I think lately I have had things turned around - hopfully I can get back on track again and reset my doctor's appointments.
The jokes were a welcome laugh - thanks.

somershade said...

Nice story.

My favorite joke was the sensitive guy one,too funny.have to tell that one to hubby. he's sensitive too.But not that way,funny bunny.

Granny said...

Hope all is well with you. If I didn't already do it, thanks for your good wishes. We're hanging in there.

bubba said...

good one merle. :)

HORIZON said...

Lesson to live by- sometimes l feel like a BANK- giving out cheques left, right and centre- basically until there is nothing left. :) I need to go have a bath with some candles or something!
Liked the blond joke- you always have something that makes me laugh Merle.
Take Care.

jel said...

Hi Merle,

love that story, and the jokes,


oh I'm back, up and running

take care

mreddie said...

The crockpot cooking sounds good, we do it too, it tastes so good with all the flavors slowly simmered together. Very good lessons in the mayonaise jar story. ec

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I've heard the Mayonaise Jar before, but there was no golf balls or marbles, but there were rocks and peebles and of course sand in that one too. And in stead of a lecture from a professor it was a sermon on how much room we have for God.

Loved the jokes.


Donnak said...

Hi Merle.

Loved the jokes. I don't really get the time thing, but I can be slow about such things. :)

Donnak said...

OOOOOO I get it! Interesting!

Did I mention I'm a blonde in real life? LOL

Jacqui said...

Hi Merle, I'm back from playing was fantastic at Windy, nothng to do and nobody to make you.

Great stuff you've posted, love the mayonnaise jar.

Had dinner with Marcus last night, Walter made him a letter box as someonehad stolen theirs.

hugs jacqui

slap me happy said...

Hi Merle, thanks for dropping into the funny bone, love your post had a good giggle at the blonde joke. Will be popping in again here if you don't mind.
Take care for now
Slap me happy