Hello and welcome!
The story I tell you today has been very good since I was at school, so much that I still remember it today, and I want you to know it as well.
before starting the usual mathematics lesson, took out from his bag a few objects, and an empty jar. They were all on his desk.
Smiling, he took the jar and put in the golf balls he had on the desk, filling it. After that, he asked us: "Is it full?" and we answered: "Yes!"
But at that
moment, he took the little pebbles and filled the space between the golf balls. It was now full. Again, we answered: "Yes!"
And then, he added a box of sand over, filling even the little spaces between pebbles and golf balls. At the moment we were sure, the box was full! And no, not again!
He took his morning coffee, and he dropped that over the sand. We laughed.
In the end, he said that golf balls are important things in life, like family, friends, health, and hobbies. Things that even if everything gets removed from the jar, will stay in your heart and will fill your existence
The pebbles are things that matter in life, like your home, your car, your job, and your daily routine. Sand is everything else, from the smiles of people you meet to surprises, holidays, and much more.
I remember we asked, "And
the coffee?" "Well, that was a real coffee you can drink with a friend, even if you don't see him or her for a lot of time. There's always space for that."
Now more than at the time we were told this lesson, this is resonating in me, in my 40s. Try to have a good jar, and leave nothing out of it. Do not fill it with just work, do not fill it with just friends leaving out the family. Everything should always have
Thanks a lot, and see you soon!