REMEMBER: Don’t sweat the small stuff.
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
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 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 Beers from under the table and pouredThe 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 fix the disposal.
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(Pepsi’s) with a friend..
LIFE ISN’T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS… …..IT’S LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN.
Come out and play in Park City!!
The mountain biking has been great!! Trails are in the best shape ever. Come on out and ride!! Mention that you saw the “Dog Tired” blog and stay in any available room for $109/night double occupancy. Rate includes adventure, inspiration and a great experience!! Book online and type in “Dog Tired” into the notes. I will adjust the rate prior to sending you a confirmation.
The mountain biking trails are amazing right now!! We still have a few more months of riding, so get out here and ride!!
Take advantage of this special:
Book any room that is available between July 30th and October 31st for $109/night! This special will not be quoted.. book online and type in “109 special”.
Can’t wait to see you!!
By Jan Peterson
Jans Men’s and Women’s Fly-Fishing Schools
The best way to learn the sport-art-science of fly fishing is to enroll in one of Jans’ fly-
fishing schools. Under the watchful eyes of our experienced and caring instructors, you’ll
learn how to cast with proficiency and how to use the equipment properly and understand
Separate men’s and women’s sessions each start with an evening of fly casting lessons and
equipment familiarization. The following morning commences a full day of on-stream
instruction in fish habitat, entomology, knot tying, fishing techniques, fly selection and
presentation, and catching and releasing fish.
The cost per person is $225 per two-day session and includes equipment, transportation to
and from the river, and a hearty lunch with beverages. (Tax, fishing license and gratuity
are not included.)
Ladies clinics are offered twice in July: Session I is the evening of July 7th
followed by all-day on the river on July 8th, and Session II is the evening of July
21st and all day July 22.
A men’s clinic is scheduled for the evening of July 14th followed by all day on the
river on July l5th.
You many also choose to have your own private five-hour fly fishing lesson which
includes all of the above at a time of your own choosing. The cost is $300 for one
person plus $75 for each additional person. Reservations are required.
You can also join us for free fly casting lessons every Monday evening at 5:00pm. Meet
at the Gazebo at the Deer Valley ponds in lower Deer Valley and an expert instructor will
teach you how to cast. Let us know if you will be attending; a limited supply of rods is
available for use.
Call us at 649-4949 or come by the store seven days a week to make your summer sizzle
with fly-fishing fun!
We would like to offer a special in conjunction with Savor the Summit… Stay two nights and get the 3rd night FREE. Book Online
Hurry to book your seat at Park City’s longest dinner party, The Grande Table during Savor the Summit. Dinner is served at one long “continuous” table set right down the middle of historic Main Street.
More than 1,500 guests expected to dine together, savoring the fine culinary offerings of Park City’s best area restaurants. You should be one of them!
Celebrate the Summer Solstice at this al fresco event with live music, arts & entertainment, a Spirits Garden, street dance, and Park City’s party ambiance.
The street event and music are free and open to the public. For more info, visit: http://www.savorthesummit.com/