I just want to let this out
Okay so earlier today, some of our professors gave our test papers and I am not happy with the results of my Midterm exams. I admit, nagpetiks ako. Sobra. I go home late, I don’t participate that much in class, whenever there’s a quiz hindi ako nag-aaral. I don’t know what’s up with me, pero super nagsisisi ako. Pero wala eh. I can’t take that back. All I can do now is to study harder, study more. I know I can do better, I know I can. I don’t want to disappoint my parents but I think I already did. Even our neighbors. One of our neighbors sent me a letter. Yes, a letter. And she’s very very much disappointed. She told me that I should have more time to study than to spend time with my boyfriend. But they shouldn’t blame Jerome for my low grades, not even my blockmates or anyone. It’s my fault. I became irresponsible and I don’t even know why. I need to set my priorities. I need to study more, to study even harder. I promise, I’ll do my very best to make my parents proud. Hindi na ako magpepetiks. God, please help me.
Sorry but uhm………
When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he 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 cups of coffee 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 - family,
children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions –
Things that 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, house, and 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.
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
There will always be 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 raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled, ‘I’m glad you asked’, he said.
‘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.’
Perfection. Philosophy for the win.