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About Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
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I don't want you to get bored looking at me and hubby in the garden last year, so I'll show it to you in the daylight, my refuge where the foxes wander.
There is not much that many of you don't know about me now, I enjoy a good laugh and if I can find one I will. If I can make someone smile my day is complete. I enjoy people and people watching but do not suffer fools easily, mainly because my dad told me I would be one when I grew up, and I think he may have been right.
I was born in Yorkshire and the extended family are still there but we now live in Staffordshire, we being my husband of 33 years and our two sons, well one of them has left and lives with his partner a girl whom we love dearly.
My latest hobby is writing and from this I am learning a great deal from and about people, that write.
My latest, latest thing to keep me occupied is making myself a nice new fleece top, it's getting cold and my old one; which must be 12 years old has had to be sent to a better place and I miss it already RIP>

 

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PHILOSOPHY IMPORTANT
Blog Posted:1/15/2014 3:36:00 AM

 

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 roll
ed 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 Beers 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.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

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 Beer represented. The professor 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.
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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 7:09:00 PM
    Lovely! Thank you for it! G.

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 11:16:00 AM
    Bravo! I would say the beer represents the love that surrounds and holds onto everything... This one was really COOL!

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 7:48:00 PM
    Thanks, Mandy. It's awesome!

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 6:30:00 PM
    Though i dnt like beer Im.going to make an exception and have a beer with you darling wise sweet friend..Cheers!! : )

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 6:01:00 PM
    I've seen this before. It's an awesome analogy.

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 2:15:00 PM
    My Minister did this one in church years ago--- lol--- sans the beer. He used rocks instead of golf balls. One of the largest rocks was used to symbolize our faith... love and hugs, dear! Nice blog!

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 1:23:00 PM
    Hi Mandy this is brill and so true, all the best Poetowen

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 11:41:00 AM
    Love it all especially the ending. What happens when all your friends have died, who do you drink with then? It is not good to drink alone.

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 7:52:00 AM
    Love that, Mandy...I'll remember it.

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 7:42:00 AM
    Hi Mandy ha ha ha very cool...

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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