Thoughts for the Day
I have a lot of friends and
a lot of thoughts about life in general. As I read from
emails and letters my friends and acquaintances send me,
I'll share some of them with you. Check back often, or
send me your
email address and I will add you to my list.
Problems in America"
Thoughts about... "Stress
Click here to read one from
Senator John Glenn in reply to Senator Howard Metzenbaum
about John Glenn not ever having a "job".
Golf Axioms... too true,
Things “I have learned. . .”,
MAYONNAISE JAR AND COFFEE
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 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.
So 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 as full. The students
responded with a unanimous "yes."
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
"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 God, your
family, your children, your health, your friends, and your
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, 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."
Take time to
get medical checkups.
partner out to dinner. 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
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."
GREAT QUOTES BY GREAT
Inside every older lady is a younger lady -- wondering
what the hell happened.
-Cora Harvey Armstrong-
Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I
can usually shut her up with cookies.
The hardest years in life are those between ten and
-Helen Hayes (at 73)-
I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them
as stray eyebrows.
Things are going to get a lot worse before they get
A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who never
owned a car.
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry
with your girlfriends.
My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first
being, hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I
Old age ain't no place for sissies.
A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must
do what he can't.
The phrase "working mother" is redundant.
Every time I close the door on reality, it comes in
through the windows.
Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men
to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not
Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together
and your body starts falling apart.
I try to take one day at a time -- but sometimes several
days attack me at once.
If you can't be a good example -- then you'll just have
to be a horrible warning.
When I was young, I was put in a school for retarded
kids for two years before they realized I actually had a
hearing loss. And they called ME slow!
I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I
know I'm not dumb --and I'm also not blonde.
If high heels were so wonderful, men would still be
I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping.
Men invade another country..
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.
In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If
you want anything done, ask a woman.
I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to
combine marriage and a career.
I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man,
I keep his house.
-Zsa Zsa Gabor-
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your
frame of experience for this reference was that at that time
I met Dennis I was involved in the hospitality industry and
had been a member of a private club most of my life. Later
on I went on to found a company that did member satisfaction
surveys in the private club industry.
The first time I came into
contact with Dennis Shirley was when he was named the
General Manager of a 1,500 member golf, tennis and fitness
club I belong to that was managed by the Four Seasons Hotel
Company. It was immediately evident to me and the other
members of the club that Dennis sincerely cared about his
customers the members and was able to also gain the respect
of the employees. He took great strides to insure that our
needs were met and that the service levels were far above
our expectations. His personal attention to the membership
and his employees made him one of the best General Managers
I have ever been associated with.
John Coolidge – UniFocus
“Dennis Shirley’s network within the golf industry is second
to none. There are no guarantees in life but retaining
Dennis to bring qualified sales prospects to the table, then
influencing them to purchase big-ticket offerings based
largely on his relationships, helps spur substantial revenue
advancements for his clients.”
Billy Casper Golf