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How Many Marbles Do You Have???


  • 1. How ManyMarbles DoYou Have?

2. On average, people live to be seventy-five years old.Some longer, some shorter,but the average personwill reach this age. 3. Realizing this, on a sunnySaturday afternoon, Bill didsome simple calculations to figure out that the averageperson has 3,900 Saturdaysin his or her lifetime. 4. Being fifty-five, Bill had 1,000Saturdays left to live. He went to a small toy store in town,and bought every marblethey had, 1,000 in all. 5. Later that night, he placed all of the marbles in a large glass bowl that he placed in the living room. 6. As each Saturday passed, he wouldtake one marble out of the bowl and throw it away. Bill watched asthe bowls contents shrank, and herealized that he didnt have foreverto create a happier life. 7. Each day he felt negativelyabout his life was one less day he had to be happy. 8. TIME WAITS FOR NO Man/Woman One day, his last Saturday will come. Bill never looked at his life this way. He never faced the fact head-on that life was short and there is a limitedamount of time to make the most of it. 9. He looked at his current prioritiesand did some rearranging. At the topof the list he put spending time with his family and friends, appreciating what he had, and enjoying eachmoment he was alive. 10. Without changing his external world,Bills life was completely different. He didnt earn more money, lose weight,or create new relationships. He simplytook what he had and looked atit in a whole new light. 11. After making the marbles a part of hislife, his new attitude enabled him to fix the areas in his life that were lacking. 12. Before he felt powerless to change anything, andonly wished for things to improve without doinganything. Now he was taking positive actions to create a life that made him feel good. 13. We all know that we cant liveforever, but thinking of it in these terms can really help toput things in perspective. Itmakes you realize how valuable each day is, and what a loss itwould be to not enjoy each one. 14. Depending on your age, you have a certain number of marbles left in your jar. If you haventcreated the life you have always dreamed of yet, at which point will you decide to makethe change? How many marbles have to be thrown out before you enjoy your life? 15. "What are the big rocks in your life ? time with your loved ones, your faith,your education, your dreams, a worthy cause, teaching or mentoring others. Remember to put these big rocks infirst or youll never get them in at all." 16. THE TIME IS NOW!!!Today is the perfect day forchange. Today is your day totake one step towards yourgoals and dreams. 17. Many times in life, whether a thing is worth doing ornot, really depends onhow you looks at it. 18. Take up all your courage and dosomething your heart tells you todo so that you may not regret notdoing it later in your life... 19. In life we are either creating or disintegrating. There is no such thing as staying where we are, because there is always movement. So if we are notmoving ahead in life, we must by nature, be moving in the opposite direction. 20. Imagine it, living life on yourterms, doing what you want, when you want, and lovingevery minute of it. 21. Its possible. You can have everything you want in life, but you have to take control of motivation and make it work for you.Thank You Very MuchSompong Yusoontorn