Spreading Good News (Part 277 – The Important Things In Life)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our books!!


THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “Jette Black and Her Seven Friends”

Kortnie Carter of Los Angeles, California, says, “Jette Black and Her Seven Friends is an excellent story because it lets children know that they don’t have to be ashamed or try to hide who they are just because they might be tall, overweight, or because of their ethnic background. They can grow up to be what they want to be.  And not let other people get in their way of getting a good education. Very Inspiring!!!!”

Read the preview and reviews for Jette Black and Her Seven Friends and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.


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There’s a saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  This piece presents a very clear picture of the things that are important in life.  What do you think about the way it’s done?

The Important Things In Life

A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a glass and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about two inches in diameter.

He then asked the students if the glass was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the glass.  He shook the glass lightly.  The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.

He then asked the students again if the glass was full.  They agreed it was.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the glass.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.  He then asked once more if the glass was full.  The students responded with a unanimous “Yes!”

“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this glass represents your life.  The rocks are the important things—your family, your partner, your health, your children—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, your car.

The sand is everything else.  The small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the glass first,” he continued “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks.  The same goes for your 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.  Enjoy time with your partner.  There will always be time for extra work, to clean the house, give a dinner party and fix stuff.

Take care of the rocks first—the things that really matter.  Set your priorities.  The rest is just sand.”

~ Source:  The Internet


~ Joyce Fields




About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 277 – The Important Things In Life)

  1. Lena says:

    Ooooh. I love this one. I’m printing this one. It’s a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

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