Martin… and the Rootbeer
|your health, your friends, your
favorite passions – things that if everything else was lost and only
they remained, your life would still be full. The BBs 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 jar first, there is no room for the BBs or the marbles, 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 future and happiness. Play horseshoes with your children, make ice cream with your grandkids. Take your wife out to dinner. There will always be time to clean the house, or fix the disposal. Take care of the marbles first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
I asked what the rootbeer represented. Grandpa smiled. " It just goes to show you no mater how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a frosty mug of rootbeer."