Thursday, December 13, 2007

Some Bullshit... a life lesson, "The Man Song" accident scene.. some Gratitude

Well Sir...this is an oldie...but well worth watchin agin.....Thanks Charlie frum Chicago....

Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters


Now Sir....this here parable is kinda like a mainstay around the Cookshack...and unlike the above video...IS NOT bullshit....

Mayonnaise Jar and 2 cups of coffee

Food for thought, This really puts life in perspective! Have a nice day.

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 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---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. Play
with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with your
grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to
dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and
fix the disposal.'

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.'

Share this with someone you care about - I JUST DID! TAKE TIME, MAKE TIME,


The Man Song......


Caution: Graffic Photo of accident scene ahead! Not a pretty sight...

I almost cried when I saw this pic. It is absolutely gut wrenching.
A friend of mine sent me this photo of a horrible highway accident in Germany .

The picture may be kind of hard to take for some of you.? If you look
closely you can see what appear to be some survivors of the accident
still in the wreckage.?

Although the picture is quite graphic, it makes you realize how quickly
our loved ones can be taken from us.? My friend stayed on the scene to
help, and even though he performed mouth to mouth on quite a few of
them, none survived.?

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...and this is somethin real nice that Susan Gertson sent to me. Take a short minute and watch this...chances are ya might also wanna post it on yur blogs....

What do you get when you cross a pickle with a reindeer?

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