Take a few moments for things to not be so complex. Be thankful, seek insight, move towards peace.
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The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee
When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.
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 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 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. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse 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 couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”
For Science of the Day: A new study of the aerodynamics of Batman’s winged attire concludes that the caped crusader certainly can fly over Gotham City, but that when it comes to landing, his gear is a suicide waiting to happen.
Student physicists at the University of Leicester, in a paper titled “Trajectory of a Falling Batman,” determined that Batman’s velocity as he approached street level — 50 mph — would be too great for him to survive without serious injury.
“If Batman wanted to survive the flight, he would definitely need a bigger cape,” co-author David Marshall suggests helpfully. “Or if he preferred to keep his style he could opt for using active propulsion, such as jets to keep himself aloft.”
I spent a semester at this university. I have never been more proud…Source: thedailywhat
This is what I hope to be when I am 80+
Early Bird Special: During a routine reporting assignment at a senior center, NBC’s Ben Aaron stumbled across a pair of oldsters who will make your day: Best friends Harvey and Eddy talk about — and over — each other, then they throw in a duet for good measure.
Ok so I went to high school with this person. We weren’t close at all and I don’t know if she would even remember me. She was on American Idol last year and came in 3rd. I don’t think I ever voted for her on the show, and I really wasn’t super impressed with her on AI(She was great back in high school though). That all changed with this song. I really like this song, and I truly wish her the best as she starts a hopefully long and successful music career!
LGBT Activism of the Day: Texas rapper Adair Lion’s new single, “Ben,” calls out big-name rappers for dissing homosexuality: “Where you at, Wayne? Where you at, Ye?”
Best line: “To all the little dudes learnin’ to mack –- the hottest girls got a gay in their clique, remember that.”
The song, which samples the hook off Michael Jackson’s 1972 hit of the same name, is part of Lion’s upcoming tribute album Michael & Me, which drops June 25, the third anniversary of Jackson’s death.