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Golf Story-Golfing Is Important!

May 28th, 2007

A friend of mine sent this precious Golf Story to me the other day. From my point of view the message it portrays is very important. For that reason, I would like to share it with you. Please enjoy and pass it along if you like.
And, here’s wishing you break 80!

When things in your lives seem almost too much to
handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember this:

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had
some items in front of him. When the class began, he
wordlessly picked up a large, empty jar and proceeded
to fill it with golf balls. He 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 again asked the students if the jar was
full. They agreed that it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured
it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up all of the
nooks and crannies in the jar. 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. The coffee soaked into 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 health, your friends, and
your favorite passions. 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, insignificant
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. Communicate with your family and loved
ones. Check on your friends. Take time to get medical
checkups. Listen to your spouse when he/she needs
to talk. Play another 18 holes of golf! Take care of
the golf balls first–the big things that really matter.
The rest is just pebbles and sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired 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 drinks with a friend.”

I do not know who the author is. If you know who wrote this, please let me know so I can give them credit. Thanks.

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This entry was posted on Monday, May 28th, 2007 at and is filed under Golf Goodies. There are One Response to “Golf Story-Golfing Is Important!” :
Wahoo Says:

Thank you for sharing!