Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What Really Matters

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2 inches in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the student again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The students laughed.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children - anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else. The small stuff."

"If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time 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 dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal."

"Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

What Really Matters

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Couple Looking to Adopt

We know what a struggle it was to try to get pregnant. This couple is amazing, wonderful, and they long for a little baby! Can you help me and help them, by posting this on your blog, facebook, or any other networking site - in hopes by Father's Day they have a lead on a baby on the way.

Thank you in advance.

Chuck and Lori's Adoption Site

Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday Fill-In

1. Salsa and salsa and gucamole are yummy!
2. breastfed babies poop and you've even got mustard.
3. By the time I get home from running errands - we are ALL glad to be home!
4. Saving money is what I look forward to most when grocery shopping.
5. And I was dreaming of a full nights sleep?
6. there anything else better?!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to burgers and Costco (again) with my family, tomorrow my plans include hanging with Rudy while K works a bit and maybe the Bellingham market and Sunday, I want to pick up a special present, go on a walk and have a picnic celebrating 2 MAMAS!! (our first offical Mama's day!)