The Mission of New Beginnings Single Support Group, Inc. is to provide support programs for adults who are distressed over being separated, widowed, divorced or never married and to help them find purpose and wholeness in all dimensions of their lives after experiencing a loss. The self-help, facilitated group support we provide is emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual within a safe environment that promotes healing.
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A MAYONNAISE JAR AND 2 BEERS
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two beers.
A professor stood in front of 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 started to fill it with golf balls. He asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas around the golf balls. He 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 poured the 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 - God, your family, your children,your health, your friends, your favorite passions - and if everything else were lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
THE PEBBLES are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. THE SAND is everything else - the small stuff.
“If you put the sand in the jar first,” he continued, there is no room for the pebbles and 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. Set your priorities.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented. The professor smiled and said, “I am glad you asked.”
The beer just show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of beers with a friend.
Arlene Volpe and Joe Sargent
Co-Presidents of New Beginnings
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
For anyone interested in participating in the conference calls on Monday evening @6:30 pm, all the phone numbers will remain the same each week. Feel free to join in whether you were on last week's call or not. Each facilitator's group name is shown along with that group's phone line.
If you have any further questions, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you.
The system is very easy to use and all you need is a phone (mobile/home).
First, call the New Beginnings Conference Line (1-971-224-6622)
. Then, when prompted, enter the six-number Conference Code for your facilitator (found below)
. Now you will be on the Conference Call!
Joe Sargent - 536199-----mixed level 3
Glen Galusha- 906668-----widowed levels 1 & 2
Joe McCann - 780080-----separated/divorced levels 1 & 2
Donna Short - 565685-----separated/divorced levels 2 & 3
Joe Sheehan - 784267-----seasoned singles
Just a reminder --- ALL CONFERENCE CALLS ARE TO REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.
Anything discussed in the group is to remain in the group. Consider it an extension of the confidentiality rule we adhere to each week when meeting in person.