Friday, November 4, 2011

Coffee and Inspiration

Life they say, would be nothing without the memories; it's the memories, collection of memories that make as human. Everyday, a man lives on his memories, dreams and aspirations. The destination that must be reached. Most people are oblivious of death, the only thing we are aware of is what we would like to be.

But sometimes, we wake up empty. Like today, I woke up without purpose than to "push" the day to conclusion; it must be a dreary state of affairs, waking up with nothing to inspire me but then along came coffee. A cup of coffee and then the dreary and the barren was gone.  

 Caffeine is truly doing its work. Now time to make something out of my day. Next week more domain stories are on the way, including problems with Namibian namespace, Gambian .gm redelegation and few that might cross my mind, otherwise,  will be cutting down on my blogging. I would like to be less prolific and more reflective!

Read this:

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the jar and the 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 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 an infamous "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 recognise that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things like your family, your health and your friends etc. Important 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 etc.

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.
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. "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."

Otherwise, have a good weekend and keep creating!

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