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Priorities…

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I’ve been feeling Lost lately… Life seemed to be taking a direction and pieces slotting into position and I could actually see where I wanted to get and the way to get there…It was clear as the light of day…

And then BOOM…

I have to admit that the latest happenings hit me like a left hook straight to the temple… I’ve lost my direction a little… A variable that I either chose to ignore or didn’t account for was introduced into the mix, and that unbalanced the formula…

Call me insensitive… But I can’t afford not to be insensitive right now… I need to recollect that last bit of logic inside my brain and put it to use… The world won’t stop turning because someone decides to jump out…

Reason I could see clearly where I was going was exactly because I took decisions and acted on them…

Too late to go back on them…  I can’t stop right now, not again…

I’ve been told my sons need the stability right now… This is what I can do right now… and if in a few days, weeks, months the formula needs to be changed, then so be it… I will cross the bridge when I get there… Indecision won’t take me anywhere…

I am making my move…

I heard the text bellow from a Mentor and friend once and someone just posted it on Facebook…

“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 th

e 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.”

I think I need to remember that more often… Review my priorities…  Find my Golf Balls again and get the pebbles and sand on their right places… And remember that life is not worth living if we take it too seriously… All work and no play… Time to pour some beer in the mix…

I might call a few friends this week… Even it it’s not beer, but coffee that we end up having…

Yes, there are bad things happening and I am not going to ignore them… but there are plenty good things FINALLY happening in my life too, and I simply CAN’T and WON’T ignore them either…

Life is too serious and dull…Too short… It is our duty to make it fun!

Make it so!


3 comments

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  1. Great post and worth remembering! Thanks :)

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  2. Thank you for reminding me of that. :)

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