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Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers... Sent to us by our friend Karen Beaman of Ukiah, CA.

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remem- ber the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

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 a unanimous 'yes.' The professor then pro- duced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire

contents into the jar effec- tively filling the empty space between the sand. The stu- dents laughed.. Now,' said the professor as the laughter sub- sided, 'I want you to recognize that


jar represents your life. The golf balls are

things---your fam- ily, your


the important children,

your health, your friends and your favorite passions-- -and

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 con- tinued, '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 impor- tant to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to

Some persons are

very decisive when it comes to avoiding decisions.

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There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. ~Peter Drucker UPBEAT TIMES • March 2013 • 11 everything ter.

your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner.


another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of


golf balls first---the things that really mat- Set


priorities. The rest is just sand. One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The profes- sor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'

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

Daves Travel Corner Continued from page 9...

One nice feature of staying here are their organized trips – especially the one to the Argentine side of the Iguacu Falls.

It can be fairly time consuming to arrange public transportation to this side of the falls with several border crossing. If you are planning to make this trip in a day, we highly recommend using this hostel’s tour service. Hostel Bambu is within easy walk- ing distance of a plethora of restaurants and shopping. The staff are very knowledgeable about the local attractions, restaurants and transportation. For more information visit:

UPBEAT TIMES • March 2013 • 11 Harvest Fair Shifts

To Celebrate Sonoma County's World-Class Agricultural Quality

SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ The Sonoma

County Harvest

Fair, a community tradition since 1975, is announcing a renewed vision for 2013. The event will celebrate Sonoma County's agricultural diver- sity by focusing on the dis- tinctive artisan products, beer and wine of Sonoma County through educational demon- strations and interactive tast- ing experiences. To allow development of

these new programs, family activities previously included in the weekend will be transi- tioned from the Harvest Fair to the Sonoma County Fair, which has historically provid- ed meaningful family expe- riences

for Sonoma County

residents since 1936. The event will showcase

and promote locally grown agricultural

products, Continued on page 12... cele-

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