We’re all (probably) aware of the Steven Covey Big Rocks Cup story.
After spending too much time on the phone and email today over some silly drama, I have revised the story for a mom’s priorities.
Fill your glass first with your “big rocks” — your husband and your kids and your faith and your family! That is what is most important!
Is it full yet? Nah, you’ve got lots of time, I mean, room, left! Now you can add in some pebbles — housework, errands, frugal living, green living, healthy living, volunteer work, your church, your kids’ school, freelance or from-home jobs.
Is it full yet? Maybe. But, I bet you can squeeze in some nice, refreshing water — time with friends, time alone, time with books, time with wine, (bonus time with your husband, even though that is a big rock, too, he likes all the time he can get!), time organizing, time planning, time shopping, time blogging. . . or facebooking. . . or whatever your Internet vice.
So now your cup is truly full and you don’t have room for the dirt of drama, the mud of gossip, the filth of egocentricity. Just skip the dirt!