Friday, 25 November 2011

Two Glasses of Wine

I realise that this is a totally non-beauty related post, but I was sent this this morning and thought it was too good not to share.
(You know me, every now and then i read something which i think is most definitely worth sharing, so i do!)

Let me know what you think.

It’s called, Two Glasses of Wine

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 glasses of

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 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 glasses of wine 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; things that 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, there is no room for the important elements.

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  to dinner. Play another 18 holes. 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 wine 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 glasses of wine with a friend.'


What i took away from this is to try and remember not to get so caught up in 'stuff'. The things that in the grand scheme of life, don't actually matter at all, those trivial issues. Every now and then i guess we all need to take a step back and remember what REALLY matters in life x


  1. I LOVE this!! I will definitely be sharing this as well. ^_^

    ~ Lauren <3


  2. Very lovely and true. Inspirational! x

  3. So inspiring i'll shall remember this philosophy, Thank you for sharing this :)

  4. that was great, it's good to see things from that perspective, clever! x

  5. I like writings like this, every once in a while it is good to take stock of your life and remember these things.

  6. Really enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing! xx

  7. Gosh I love this Sarah - has totally given me the shivers reading it and I needed to hear it today.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Nic xx


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