Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Time...

Salam Semua..

Memula ingat nak update blog pasal diri sendiri. Tapi aku memang takde masa lately nak buat menda tu.

Harini, aku come across this email yang aku copy-paste kan kat bawah ni. Bila pikir balik secara tenang, memang sangat betul apa yang cuba disampaikan dalam email ni.

There are things that are matters most in our life. Parents. Family. Friends. Health. Cuma most of the time, aku rasa aku dah get destracted from what matters most in my life, especially my parents. And also my friends.

Gosh...

How grateful I am to have good friends around me that I can share things and most importantly, for them to be supportive when I'm feeling down.

Lepas aku postkan entry sebelum ni (aku menangis), the support that I get from my friends are absolutely great! I'm deeply touched and humbled by it. Thank You absolutely much sahabat. Terima Kasih... (^____^)

Honestly, aku tak harapkan apa2 masa aku wat/taip posting tu. Aku cuma mahu bercerita kepada yang sudi membaca. But I'm speechless on the support.

Anyway, here's the email...

(aku highlight a few key-words dalam email ni in color. So that it will stands out from the rest)

-Start-

-The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee-

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 cups of coffee.

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 an 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---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 time to get medical checkups.. Take your other half (spouse or loved ones) out to dinner. Play another 18 (be and stay young at heart)."

"There will always be time to clean the house and fix the drains. 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 and said, "I'm glad you asked."

"The coffee just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."



-End-

Semoga kita bersama dapat mengambil pengajaran dari cerita ini... =)