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A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began he wordlessly picked up a large jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks. Rocks about 2 inches in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar and the pebbles of course rolled into the spaces between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. And they answered that it was and laughed.

The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. And it filled all of the spaces that was left. The class could clearly see that it was now full.

Now said the professor, holding up the jar, I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things ... God, your family, your health. Anything that is so important to you that if it were lost you would be nearly destroyed ...

The pebbles are the other things that matter. Like your job, your friends, your house, or your car.

The sand is everything else. The small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first there is no room for the pebbles are the rocks.

The same goes for your 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 salvation and your happiness. Take time for God, your wife, your children, your health. These are your rocks.

Next do the best you can be at your job. Take care of your home and friends. These are your pebbles ...

And the rest? ... The rest is just sand ...

Don't let the sand get in your eyes ... Ferd@2jesus

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