Archive for August, 2013

I’m back…again..

Posted in Random on August 28, 2013 by otakujade

I know I haven’t blogged in a very long time and I never realized that after being away for so long it would be this hard to get back on the horse, so to speak. I’ve always enjoyed blogging and reading the comments from readers and I do miss it so, but now I’m really having a hard time writing. Oh its not for the lack of subject because there are numerous subjects all around me, I guess I just couldn’t find my muse, or if she’s there she’s definitely not in the mood to help me. I am hoping that by doing this I can somehow tempt her to start working again.

I stopped blogging not because I was too busy or don’t have anything to write about, that would be crazy. But I intentionally stopped between I was going through a crappy stage in my life and I didn’t want my crap muddying up my blog, I mean you guys don’t need to share in that. No one wants to read negativity if they can.

So here’s trying to awaken my stubborn muse. That stage of my life is over, I’m a better person I think and though I went through hell to get here I learned and I am wiser. I’ve set my priorities straight and I am loving myself more, I guess that’s what I lost the most.

I hope you wouldn’t mind seeing me more active this time around.

 

Lesson from the Mayonnaise Jar

Posted in Introspection, Random with tags , , on August 23, 2013 by otakujade

I know that I haven’t written anything in so long, I make no excuse except that m life had taken on a terrible turn in the last few months and I really didn’t want my crap to spill over my blog; firstly, you don’t need to hear it and secondly, there’s no benefit to you or me if I broadcast it so I chose just not to write for a while. But now all that is over and I am back, hopefully on a more regular basis.

So please allow me to start with this lesson…mind you this is not mine, I simply found it on Facebook but I thought it needed sharing so here goes….

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 two 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 fills 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 it 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 – God, 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 things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else — the small stuff.” he said.

“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…” he told them.

“So… pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Worship with your family. Play with your children. Take your partner out to dinner. Spend time with good friends. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap. 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. 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.”