Children may not always remember what you said.... But, they will always remember how you made them feel.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of 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 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 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 recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - family, children, health, friends, and 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, house, and 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.
So, 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. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal unit.
'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 with a friend.'
Speed of sound varies with air pressuure. At 35,000 feet (a typical cruising altitude for long haul), mach 1 is about 663mph - They stay below it to save gas and not create sonic booms
Ever notice how diaper spelled backwards spells repaid?
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children
A new baby is like the beginning of all things, hope, a dream of possibilities
The hardest job facing kids today is to learn good manners without seeing any
Babies are such a sweet and nice way to start people
A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes dirtier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for
A parent is someone who carries pictures where their money used to be
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
“One can never with an absolute certainty be assured of the authenticity of quotes posted on the internet”
---- Abraham Lincoln
When a child lies to you, it's not really their fault. It's actually yours, because you didn't give them the proper space to tell the truth.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
Louisa May Alcott
Father asked us, "What was God's noblest work?" Anna said, "Men", but I said "Babies". Men are often bad, but babies never are.
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a baby girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.