when things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar. A professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and filled it with golf balls. 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. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. The sand filled up everything else. He asked them if the jar was full. They responded "yes" The professor then produced two cups of coffee and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. professor: Now, I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things-your God, family, friends, your health, and your favorite passions-things, which-if everything else was lost and only they remain! ed-your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job,house,car.The sand is every thing else-the small stuff.If you put the sand into the jar first,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.Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups.Take your wife out to dinner.There's always 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 asked 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.