feel good stories

Life Lesson

Definitely take a moment to read this important life lesson that a teacher taught his students!

The teacher filled up a jar with golf balls until he could fit any more. He asked the students if they agree that the jar is full. They agreed that the jar was indeed full. The teacher then picked up a box of small pebbles and poured them into the jar with the golf balls. The pebbles filled all of the openings in between the golf balls. He asked the students if the jar was full. Once again, they agreed. Now the teacher picked up a bag of sand and poured it into the mason jar. The sand filled in all of the empty space left between the golf balls and pebbles. He asked the class again if the jar was full. The students agreed. Then the teacher pulled out two beers from under his desk and poured them into the jar filling the empty space between the sand.

"I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life," he started. "The golf balls represent the important things. Your passions, family and friends. If everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles represent the other things in life that matter, such as your job, house and car. The sand is everything else. The small stuff. If you put the sand in first, there is no room for the pebbles or golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all of your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are most important. Spend your life immersed in your passion and create unforgettable memories with the people you love.”

Before the students left, one shouted out. "You never mentioned what the beer represents!" The teacher smiled and said, "The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room to have a beer with a friend."