As my light becomes dark

I intertwine my words and vision into woven light

Thursday, October 7, 2010

GOLF BALLS, SAND AND BEER...."A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future....." Michael J Fox

Today .  Mmmmmm today, confusing, questionable, undeciding.  Until I found a new book.  I was searching Target, looking for a present for the undeserving and I ended up wandering (of course) toward the book section.  Please I begged inwardly, find a book, find a book to take home.   Just as I was about to turn around and leave, without a present for the undeserving, or a book, there on the bottom shelf a small book glistened its sparkling lights at me.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future.....” By Michael J. Fox was now mine....”life is a ride. Strap in. Hold on and keep your eyes open.  Exactly the words I needed to hear. 

Desperate to get onto the tram so I could begin it....

CHAPTER ONE: Finally the beginning
Begining with a little sotry

A university professor standing at the front of a class with a large empty jar and a bucket of golf balls. The professor asks a student to fill the jar with as many golf balls as she can
possibly fit in. When the student is finished, the professor asks the class if the jar is truly
full. After they say that it is, the professor pulls out a tray with a mound of sand. With
great care, he starts pouring the sand into the jar, shaking it gently to help the sand
work its way in. So is the jar now full? You may think so, but the professor now pulls out
a can of beer, opens it and to the students amazement is able to carefully pour over half
of the can into the seemingly full jar.
it is a story about how we choose
to fill our time and our lives. The golf balls represent the important things in your life. If
you put them in first, you will still have room for some of the less important things.
However, if you allow the less important things (the sand and the beer) to come first,
you will never find time to devote to those things that really matter.

And here I begin.  Ready to fill my jar with golf balls, sand and beer.  If I needed a sign today, this is it.  Another book I already know will impact my thinking, my feeling, my life....


  1. Nice story. Makes sense. Make time for the good stuff, leave out all the rest.
    The burning question though, is, why are you shopping for a present for someone who is undeserving?

  2. make room for the most important things! Well the important things should take up the most space. Birthday present for he who celebrates his birthday today, my thinking that I am doing the right thing ,...Mmm