Tuesday, March 3, 2009

THE MAYONNAISE JAR ! LIFE'S TRUTH TALK


I received this message from a dear friend and brother; Bimbo and i was so blessed by it, i decided to share... i pray God will help us all to major in the major things and minor in the minor !


Watch out for my series this month of March on "Women, put your head in the game!...i have been so busy enjoying the company of my visiting younger sister and her family, that its been hard keeping up my blogging schedule...thats what i mean by majoring in the major..lol.


Do not mind me...i still got on the computer but mainly on facebook but not my usual time..am glad to be back though! Thanks to everyone that has contributed by way of comments...keep them coming and God bless you all, enjoy your month of marching forward...


Indeed March is a great month of fruitfulness and fulfillment..its a month of miracles and power change in your favor...indulge me as i give you a birthday present...its my birthday on the 11th of March and i am the one giving you a gift!!lol, take time out to read the book of Esther in the bible and do a proper study of the book, take time to pray with what ever revelation you get from reading it...i bet your life will never be the same! Share your testimonies after the experience with the book of Esther and happy birthday to all readers that are born in March..indeed you are all special people marching forward to a great destiny!Everyone, enjoy the story of the mayonnaise jar and the lesson behind it!



The Mayonnaise Jar


When things in your life seems almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day seems not enough; remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of 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 a 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 - God, family, children, health, friends, and 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, house, and car. The sand is everything else - the small stuffs. '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 stuffs, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. So.....


Moral of this piece: Pay attention to the things that are critical to your wellbeing. Play and study your children in their interpersonal relationships to learn the power in true forgiveness. Take time to get medical checkups to know the state of your mind. Take your partner out to dinner to strengthen your intimacy.


There will always be time to clean the house and fix other things. Take care of the golf balls first: the things that really matter. Set your priorities right. 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.'


So remember to invite me for a cup of coffee anytime i am in your neighbourhood for sharing this with you and pass it on! lol

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