Profile

Cover photo
Heather Healey
Attended Utah Valley Universty
71 followers|4,141 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Heather Healey

Shared publicly  - 
 
I had a teacher in school do this once, such a good reminder!
 
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 2 Beers.

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 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.

author unknown -- happy to attribute if somebody knows

WOW - THANKS! +5000 SHARES! Circle me (+Jordan Arseno) for more great posts!
1
2
Add a comment...

Heather Healey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Have you been to Croatia yet? If so where and if not where would you like to go?
1
Add a comment...

Heather Healey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Such a cute story, Michael & Stephanie are such wonderful people and I'm so happy for them!
1
Add a comment...

Heather Healey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Have you been to Vancouver before? What would you add to this City Spotlight?
1
Add a comment...

Heather Healey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Anyone looking for accommodation for TBU Porto come join our group!
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
71 people
Jeff Zanini's profile photo
Andrea Spirov's profile photo

Heather Healey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Okay, so if you don't really like me then feel free not to enter otherwise I'd LOVE to send you a postcard from Europe!
1
Add a comment...

Heather Healey

Shared publicly  - 
 
I've officially become an expat this week! Holy Shit!
1
Add a comment...

Heather Healey

Shared publicly  - 
 
I just bought my +Rail Europe Global pass. I leave in 9 days and would love you to join the travel conversation on facebook! Have you traveled by train before, what was your experience, where should I go?
1
Rail Europe's profile photo
 
Hi +Heathers Harmony,

That is very exciting that you have Global Pass!  You have access to over 20 countries and the ultimate options.

I recommend checking out our "Things to do" section on our blog: http://www.raileurope.com/blog/category/things-to-do
This section gives ideas of places to visit in Europe and how to travel there by train.

Check it out and let us know if you have any questions.

Bon Voyage~
Add a comment...

Heather Healey

Shared publicly  - 
 
14 days until my round-the-world trip, what advice do you have for me?
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
71 people
Jeff Zanini's profile photo
Andrea Spirov's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Editor & Founder of http://heathersharmony.me/ Travel Blog
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. ~Anatole France
Introduction
Since the day I discovered travel was my true passion every decision has been another step closer to building a life that fit into travel. Leaving home to travel the world July 2012 with 3 months in Europe and a year teaching English in South Korea, after that it's anyone's guess!
Bragging rights
Editor & Founder of an award wining travel blog & left home at 25 to travel the world indefinitely!
Education
  • Utah Valley Universty
    Integrated Studies in History & Social Science
Links
Contributor to