Rocks in a Jar

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Cassandra Carlopio
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This is a story about time management and priorities.
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747 reflections
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Iris
Really got me thinking
This meditation really got me thinking. I realized that the little things in life come after my family and friends and things that matter to me.
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Cassie
Family>Material Goods
I learned that if all the little things in life will never make you as happy and be more important as the huge things like family and friends. This is why family should always come first above material goods and items.
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Matthew
Rocks, pebbles and sand
Regardless of how you fill the jar of your life, there’re always gaps which can be filled. You can fill the empty places with minutia, or expand your jar to include more of the big important things...I prefer to make new friends, help more people, learn new skills...make the additions as meaningful as I can! Celebrate the life I’ve been gifted with...bless others, do more, be more.
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Sylvia
Little things in life
I know we all have big important things in our lives we care about and appreciate but often we tend to forget that little things in life can make a huge difference and bring fulfillment in our lives.
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korina
This was great!
The story was very calming and moving and I loved it! After a long day, I snuggled up with this and was not disappointed. I now feel very relaxed and happy :)
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Samaya
Recap
The biggest things are the most important things. The little things can wait.
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Thomas
Sand
I live along the gulf coast and it has beautiful beaches. Those beaches have lots of sand but the most wonderful thing of those beaches is my family which is my rocks. I have learned that the sand can be wonderful too.
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Arli
Rocks, pebbles, and sand
I learned that no matter what’s happening around you, your family, friends..the most important rocks will always be there and you will never feel empty but always full.
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Kayla
Rocks in my life
Take care of yourself first. It is just sand that will come after
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Vero
Rocks in my life
I learned that you have to fill your glas with the Rocks, family and Friends, First before you fill the Glass with the Sand, other Little Things in life, so there is more space for what really matters.
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Glenn
Rocks in a jar
That my priorities were so out of disorder so long ago and once again...never give up!
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Lily
Rocks and sand
We need to love our selfs more and focus on our self more don’t focus on the little stuff that’s not important
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Dominick
Rocks in a jar
I learned that the big things in life and obviously the ones most important but we need to do those things first or focus on those first or we won’t have the time we need to do these and we will end up stressing
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Kamryn
Less is more
Drop any unnecessary attachments and stay in tune with what helps you grow .
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Rashini
Priorities
I learned that my priorities are all jumbled up and I should stop worrying about the sand but focus on the rocks.
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Richard
Time
In reflection I feel like this where my priorities become jumbled. For me is always the small stuff. I can’t seem to let go and and live my life, I have to be in control at all times. I long for the day to be the rocks, and allow me to be just me.
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Ally
I felt comfortable
I learned to take of what matters first. They will always be time for the dishwasher.
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Lucy
I felt I could prioritise
I learned that at the end of the day my mental health is more important than one day of revision
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Ja’Braa
Life jar
Priorities and organize my rocks, pebbles and sand. It’s a good way to think of things. Everything cannot be a rock but yet I have to be careful not to place the importance that dwells with rocks in the position of sand.
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Landon
Enjoy the bigger things instead of worrying about the little things
I learned that I need to stop worrying about the little things and settle down to start focusing on the ones closest to me like my family and the other important things to me that matter more than a full sink of dirty dishes or work.
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Zach
Day 3
I feel like this is so accurate. Too often we worry about things that don’t matter in the grand scheme of things. It really is all “just sand”
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Maya
Life is too short
This was beautiful and I've heard at a very trying time in my life. Don't sweat the small stuff. Life is fleeting. Friends and family should always come first. They will always be my greatest accomplishment.
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William
Wow!
This story really made me pause and think about my life and my choices. I feel like I can make changes so that the sand doesn’t take away from the rocks and pebbles in my life!
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Kathy
Take time to be with the people in my life because that’s what matters most to me
It’s ok to let the small stuff wait and instead enjoy what matters
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Sophia
Done focus on the small things
I was reminded by this that the small things can always wait and I need to focus on the rocks in my life
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Jayme
Rocks in a jar
This just affirmed what I’ve been saying to a loved one. I had guilt now I believe what I spoke was right and needed to be expressed
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Sydney
Anxiety
I learned that I need to set my priorities straight before I go around caring about things that don’t really matter.
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Maggie
Great
I learned that I need to put the most important things first like family, friends and thing I love.
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Aashie.S
Rocks in a jar
I learned that don’t focus on the small things in life, like mini projects, focus on the more bigger things
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Jayline
Me
I learned that the little things in life are not something to stress about and to focus on the important things
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Tracilyn
Clarity
Loved how they stated to take care of the important things in life bc all the other things will always be there. It is true bc we never know when the MOST valuable things in our life could be gone in a moments notice and we could regret not being able to have had that last day/night with them, or wished we would of left work earlier each day to be with them. We need to cherish each and every one of friends, family and loved ones!
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Ina
Not so full
Never thought that a jar would make me realize how I should actually live my life at its fullest
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Emma
True
This story is very true! It really shows how people shouldn’t worry so much about the little things.
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Aaron
Rocks in a jar
Life doesn’t matter about the small thing it matters about big things like family and your life this story opened my mind
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Denise
Taking Care of Important things First
A very good metaphor for getting one’s priorities straight in life.
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Amy
Priorities
I learned that life’s to short to be worried about all that outside noise, worry about the things that really matter.
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Jaylynn
Inspiring :)
I learned that I need to set my priorities straight first before I do anything else in life. Yes, my happiness is important too. But I have to learn how to balance it.
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Mallory
Realizing
I learned that you shouldn’t focus on the wants and a little things in your life, you should focus on family, friends, relationships.
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Summer
Idk
It's okay to let the little things go and not to stress over them
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Mitchell
Inspire
You need to focus on the important things in life first and put the others last. Don’t spend all your time on the little things and not have enough for the things that really matter
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Bipin
First things first
You have to put first things first. Schedule the day so you hit the big tasks, and make room for those things that are important to you.
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I learned
take time to care bout the things that matter to your heart, the big things, as ya will always have time for the small things.
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Taylor
I learned
One of my cats that I have know since the day I was born is very old and soon to pass. I have been so far from her and not taking in the little moments and only worry about when she will pass. Now I know to really take care of her until her days are done. ;(
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Karlee
I felt
I felt tired from this story I almost fell asleep. It was very soothing.
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Meagan
Rocks in a Jar
I learned in this story that there is always time for the small things, and to make time for the priorities in your life because one day those priorities will be gone and you’d wish you made time for them.
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Chanel
Ahhhh. Relax
This story really made me relaxed and taught me about time management I really recommend this story
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shianne
Rocks, pebbles, sand
I learned that your priorities are what make you succeed, your worries are what make you succeed, and the little stuff is what always fills the empty spaces in your life.
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Miriam
Rocks vs Sand
I learned that we really need to make a more conscious effort to eliminate stress from minute details in life. These things are often just noise targeted to take us away from the things that matter
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Gretha
After the Bad news
I‘ ve learned that he just used me and that im better off without him. Even though i dont want to cry its okay if i have to because all the Bad Energy just floats away with every tear running down my face
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Lauren
Rocks in a jar
I noticed that I have not made the rocks my priority and that I’ve been focusing more on the pebbles and the sand... after today I will start to prioritize and know that the rocks should always come first.
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Shay
Stressed
I’ve been so stressed trying to pass exams lately that I haven’t had the time to really think about anything else. I really needed this story. I have one test left and I’m done and I can graduate. I’ve been so focused on that stuff that I haven’t been able to see the important things. Like my little brother laughing for the first time and cooing at everyone. I feel much better after this story
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Jasmin
I feel ...
I feel inspired by the story So now I know to focus on my mom more
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Sophie
Sleepy
I learned that you don’t have to stress about the small stuff x
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Lauren
Priorities
When we let go of the small stuff, we have more space for the big stuff. 🧐 This was a beautiful story! :)
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Markus
Rocks
I love rocks , family is all i ever wanted and now after 12 yrs , my son moved to his moms and i dnt have that bond anymore, its hard but my priorities will never change
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Sarah
Day 2
I completely agree with this story. In a world where technology is getting so popular and more advanced, it is hard to remember to stay true to what is really important.
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Melis
Rocks in a jar
A little over a month ago I changed my way of thinking to reflect this. I like that this story gives me a visual when I need to choose between saying “oh well” to the sand, and “yes, priority!” To the rocks.
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Nickolas
Rocks in a Jar
Before this played I selected that I was anxious because well I was/am. And while I’ve heard this story many times before, hearing it again this time helped calm my mind. Being reminded to focus on the big rocks and to stop stressing and forcing my jar full of sand is a great reminder and I will meditate on this concept more often when I’m feeling lost and not in control .
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Fia
Today
I learned what is important in life. Family. Friends. People. This relaxed me, but it wasn’t really a relaxing thing. It was a teaching lesson. But I guess that is okay.
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Annette
Important things
I learned that my relationships with family and friends is more important than the things that we put so much more time and energy into...balance and consistency is the key.
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Melissa
Inspired
I learned not to sweat the small stuff. Enjoy what is important to me. Wonderful story
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Tiffany
Rocks, pebbles and sand
One of my big rocks has been missing from my life for about 9 months. While I still get to see her it is not enough time with her. I can’t wait until we are seeing each other more.
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laua'e
Learning is Life
I learned that I shouldn’t be so stressed over the small things because they aren’t my priorities in life that I should be focusing my time and energy on. I love and appreciate my rocks even more now🤗
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John
First Things First
We should fill our lives with our first things first. Those are the most important to us. They fill our life and give us joy. The rest is “just sand”.
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Makenzie
Happiness matterz
This story taught me a lesson, and that was to love your cared ones. Always remember that family comes first
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Mer
Mindful
This story taught me things I’ve already been hearing my whole life. This was a different way of looking at it though, and gave me a new perspective. I really loved this story, it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
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Rebeca
Sad but reflective.
While I agree with the story and love how it was presented I couldn’t help but feel a little sad as I don’t have any “large rocks” in my life.
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Amy
I feel like
I felt like this was an accurate story, and that these were excellent ways to explain your time management
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Time
Salient
What’s salient in life is your one’s own perception, but in-regard to life itself. Loved one’s almost are a universal definition of life lived fullest
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Stephanie
Things that matter
I learned that we need to focus on what matters most in our lives and to not swear the small things. Don’t let the little things consume our lives, we will lose the ones/things that will stay with us for a lifetime.
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Emmaly
Rocks in a Jar
It made me realize what’s more important in life and what I should step aside!
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Annie
I felt annoyed by this persons voice. But by the end I felt a little inspired because it is true!
The bigger things matter the most and life will take care of fitting in the small things.
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Steven
The important things
The important things like family and health come first these are the cornerstones if my life. Today I did the important things of shop, church, teach mike to drive and spend time with Alex and Teri. We cooked dinner together today. That was nice. The things I did not get done must not have been that important
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Taylor
Rocks in a jar story
I learned that I need to and should put my main and most important priorities first instead of being selfish and only putting what I want to do before my family’s needs and happiness
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Erin
Really stressed 😩 out
Some people really don’t understand me & telling me I am a lier that’s really hurt me & someone is really stressing me out I can’t stand her
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Emma
Rocks in a jar
This session really touched me.It explained to me how important life is and to always make room for the small things too not just the big important things that make us stress.
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Gary
Very inspirational
I learned that stressing the small stuff in your life does it really matter that much as the large things that you should be paying attention to.
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Amanda
Need to ear
This one absolutely hit home! Life is to short to worry about the small things 😊
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Rocks and pebbles
Sometimes it seems as if work cuts into family time. There’s a lot of pressure to do more with less, pitch in to help out when someone is out, etc. it can be hard to know when the pebbles are really getting in the way of the rocks and to find the right balance.
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Jess
I knew this story and used to tell it to my patients. I am moved by it again as I hear it now.
I learned that I am forgetting things that are valuable to me, like this story. I don’t really feel like myself anymore. Is there more I am forgetting?
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Jane
Inspired
This was interesting. I will always try to remember: focus on the rocks first. Everything else is just sand. Good advice.
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Isabelle
Calming
It kind of made me realize even more how important my family are to me, and about how going to the mall isn’t as important as a family dinner we’re we all sit down... and all eat at the same table. ❣️
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Lex
Clear
This is a classic story and it can be told many ways but it always ends with the same message. Don’t stress about the sand first
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Doug
Do what’s most important first
It’s easy to see what are the most important things for our lives, such as our relationships and our work. But often we don’t put those things as a first priority. This short story has inspired me to continue spending time with my family, and make money to support myself
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Danielle
What’s important...
I learned that I get too wrapped up in the small things.. I need to focus more on the MOST important things in my life.
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Courtlyn
Big rocks
Deciding what the big rocks are hard at the moment. Sand still is important to stay full and supports the big rocks.
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Amélie
Key
I learned that you can become happy if only you focus on what’s important. You are the key to your success
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Christine
Sand
I learned I need to keep my family and friends close and let the sand fall.
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Ruby
The Sand
I learned that I focus too much on the sand and pebbles and not the rocks. I need to start doing things for me and not others.
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Samantha
What i learned
that i should focus more on the things that are important to me not materialistic things
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Cristopher
Space
I learned that you cant progress into life without filling pieces of things in your life that have always needed to be filled but you couldn’t achieve it but now you can live up to it or have courage to finally do what you couldn’t before
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Farrah
Prioritize Your Life
I learned that everything else is just sand. I guess I tend to take the big things for granted. I'm a busy-body and constantly am on to the next task after completing another. I've also been too busy in my marriage. I don't take the time to appreciate my husband or what we have in the now. I am always looking at the chores that need to be done, or the next task at hand instead. This is probably a good source of my stress, and now I know how to address it.
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Sam
Remember whats important!
I really enjoyed this, it put everything into perspective and really makes you think what is important. The everyday stuff that overrides your mind which in the end those are the things that don’t matter!
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Murphy
Prioritize
You can never not have enough time for someone or something it is honestly just a matter of priorities of which you choose to consume your time.
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Allyson
Rocks
It seems the world is obsessed with the pebbles and sand of life. Take time to be mindful of what’s truly important in your life.
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Tali
Loved the metaphor
The imagery helped my body quiet down in even the sand-sized parts!!
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Lanz Aidan
Enlightened
I've learned that how important time management is and clearly saw what are the rocks, pebbles and sand of my life.
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Laura
Rocks in a jar
Wow. Great, simple and amazingly eye widening. It’s true something what we put importance are are not that important while neglecting the stuff that really matters. Family, self love, health love are all the things we should aims to fill our lives with, the rest is just filter.
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Sam
Rocks
This story is a wonderful metaphor for life. I am coming out of a time of imbalance. This is a good reminder of what is important and what is just sand.
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sylvester
I heard this before
The version i heard was after he pour the sand.. he pour beer.. he briefly explain as it is in the meditation l.. when one of the student ask about the beer, he answer " No matter how full your life is, theres always time for beer with friends"
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Ry
Peace
I find so many things to fill my life with, and I wasn’t making time for who I really love
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Sergei
Prioritization
Prioritize the important stuff and you will still have time for the smaller things in life.
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Annie
Rocks in a Jar Story
I realized that it is t bad or lazy or selfish to make self care important. It's just tending to the big rocks first which you should. The little day to day stuff is exactly that. Little and day to day.
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Karishama
Rocks before Sand
I Iearned that you should pay attentiom to what matters to you the most. Not the sand but the rocks that still make your life full
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Jesse
Reconnnection
This allowed me to reconnect with the stephen covey concept of big rocks, those things that are our priorities in life and what matter to us. How do we want others to think about us at our 80 birthday?
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Tara
Take care of important things first
Take care of the important things first because everything else is just sand. If you focus on the small daily chores and nuisances of life then you won’t have time for the really important things so it’s important to set aside time for the important things like family and fun first. Take care of the important things first because everything else is just sand. If you focus on the small daily chores and nuisances of life then you won’t have time for the really important things so it’s important to set aside time for things like family and fun first.
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Dee
Rocks in a Jar
For me what resonated with me in this story, is to put first things first. Everything else i really just sand. Rocks first, then pebbles, then sand!
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jeremy
my perspective
i agree on this story at 100% but for me its man hard to define what are my rocks... dont have family no friends no girlfriends lost all of my childhood friends when i get kicked of my highschool cause i wasnt present enough i was at my 5th grade... felt in a depression and i though it was better if i dont talk and close on myself and they didnt talk with me a lot about what is going on with me, nothing so... i learn a lot with my solitude and what is the real definition of becoming a man cause you are never really one.. even if you have children family to take care.. i am probably just dust and i just have to stay away from the wind... I dont know if someone will read this but it make me feel better right now to tap it at least it is not just in my mind now...its pretty heavy stuff but thats why im a solitary man (boy) no one have to carry it execpt me have a good one a yall ! Jay
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Sille Malou
Focus
I learned that you should focus on your life on being happy with them you love
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Julianna
Really opened my mind up
This really made me realize that I should put the important things first as he said if you pour the sand first there won’t be any room for the rocks. Meaning that if you put things that aren’t important first there will not be any room for the things that are important. Don’t worry about things that aren’t meant to be worried about.
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Leslie
Rocks vs Sand
It can be very easy to sweat the small stuff in life. This helps to remind me that sometimes I need to put the rocks before the sand.
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Yumi
A long way to go
I’ve heard this story many many years ago. At that time, it really didn’t mean much to me because my life was “full of rocks”. I had my loving family and friends around and didn’t need anything else. Until I lost a very close family member and started filling the spaces with “pebbles and sand” - Now I realize, it may have been my coping mechanism and in the process I lost more “rocks”. Thankfully, I was able to reconnect with the people who matter most to me. Listening to this story now has just reminded me of how far I’ve come.
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elena
famiky
family stays with you forever and i need to work on my relationships with my family
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Maria
Priority
I learned that I have to pay attention and be there for my rocks, things that really matters in my life ❤️
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Natalie
First story
This was my first time listening to a story and I can not say I was impressed.
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Christine
Good reminder
This made me more aware of where I often lose focus trying to squeeze in so much in my day. I focus on the small things but sometimes fail to realize the “rocks” in my life are a cornerstone where I can ground myself and make my better decisions on how I want to spend my time.
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Robert
Sand
I learned that sand is as important as the rocks. Like if you are studying /have a job, you spend a lot of time with these things but if you just live for these things you have anyway an emptiness in your life. So you have to fill this space with other things. Other activities that gives you pleasure. Sand is the pleasure you gain from the little things in your life that makes you happy.
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Usama
rock, pebbles and sand
I always thought my job was a 'Rock' but it's the other way around. it's a 'Pebble'. and well, Netflix is just 'Sand'. my son's a Rock, my partner's a Rock and parents - they Rock!
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Jess
Truth
I felt so understood because even though others have trouble seeing the important “rocks” i fortunately never did (Iam really great full of that!) For all who are troubling it’s a great 3 min journey to realize what’s truly important.
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jp
priorities
what are my rocks? husband, kids what are my pebbles? work- accolades, school report of my kids What are the sands- experiences - good and bad. fill it up more with the good
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Autumn
Dealing with my feelings
Nice peaceful story , Today a nice days and I was very happy
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Maryionna
Rocks in a jar
It relaxed me a little and gave me hope for tomorrow. The story really calmed me a little.
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Daisy
Wow
That was really good. A really nice representation on the important things in life, i really needed to hear that i will prioritize people close to me and stop sweating the small stuff
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Rachel
Rocks in my life
That story was absolutely beautiful. I didn't think about pouring the sand in first, but it just hit me when she said it. I want to take care of my rocks first, then the pebbles. My sand will come last, because there will still be room.
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Kristen
Rocks in a Jar
I really enjoyed this lovely story. While I have heard many different ways to convey the ideas presented in this story, none have done so as well as this story. It’s simplicity is masterful and was well thought out. It transported me to the professor’s class where I saw the demonstration and thoroughly understood the lesson given. The mental imagery, and new perspective afforded me by the analogous comparatives used in this story seem, to me, to likely be effective tools for my personal course correction. I feel strongly that the analogies employed in this story will be effective in helping me become aware of any misalignment in my chosen priority structure and the what I am actually prioritizing in any given moment, so I can more quickl refocus my mind, intentions and actions so how I want to prioritize my “rocks,” and how I am actually prioritizing them, thereby, /not allowing myself to get overly caught up in all of the tiny details, as I have done quite a bit in the past. If I do get caught up, I believe I will more easily be able to refocus, because I love rocks, stones,pebbles and crystals and literally have them as decor all over my home! This story was perfect for me, but despite my bias, it really is a story that I believe everyone will easily understand and gain true comprehension of the ideas it presents.
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Talia
January 7, 2019
I kept waiting for the alternative ending to the story, where the professor pours a beer into the jar and says that there is always room in your life to have a good time ... but it didn't come.
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Sofia
Rocks n a jar
little things around us don't matter as much just like the sand, but the good things in life are more important such as family and friends so like the rocks and the Peebles are also important too because they are our prize possessions such as houses, and pets, etc. but basically we should learn to care more about the rocks than the sand because even without sand our life will still be complete.
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Kian
classic
that was a classic story but hearig it again felt really nice
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Debs
important things
I've learned that I need to put things into perspective, what is more important, what can be controlled and what is out of my control I struggle so much with anxiety and being worried about things I have no control over
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Kayla
Rocks in a jar
If you spend too much time worrying about the little things in life, the important things will slip by and be forgotten. Don’t worry about the little things focus on what is important to you.
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Sean
My jar
Unfortunately I’ve had a few of my rocks broken up but most of them are still there and I’m so great full for that. I’m young so I’m still adding and taking things out but that’s okay eventually my jar will be full with rocks, pebbles, sand, and even water. There is always going to be space in my jar for a new person or a new experience.
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Carlos
Small stuff
I'm constantly worrying about the "sand" in my life. I'm filling it first before anything else. I don't think this session will help me over night, but if I remember to leave the sand until the end, I may have a chance after all.
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Lili
Reminder of life
I’ve read this story before. However it was nice to be reminded of it again.
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Julienne
Day 2
I loved the metaphor and I hope to work to prioritize the important things in my life!
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Grace
Family
I noticed the most important thing was family so don’t let go and stay close to your family
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Kaitlyn
Rock in a Jar
I learned that you should look after the things that matter most in your life than the other things and smaller things
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Kristen
Thank you. ☀️
This story was absolutely beautiful - a reminder to prioritize the big things in life and not to worry about the small stuff. Thank you 🙏🏻 🧘🏻‍♀️ ☮️
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Ashtyn
Thanks you
This helped me to see that I need to focus on things important things in life instead of worrying about all the little things.
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Yehudis
I can set my priorities
I am queen procrastinator. I push off everything and then I get really anxious like why is it by done! I know I need to and G-d gave me the ability to set priorities! And I can do that and I will work on my procrastination! Because someone once told me “labels disable” by labeling myself Queen Procrastinator. I am telling myself oh well I am not going to do it anyway. By calling myself that I am taking away my ability to get things done!!!!!! REMEMBER LABELS DISABLE!!!! don’t label yourself or anyone else around you!!!!we are all awesome every single one of us!!!! Have a great day!!!
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Siyanda
Awakening
I feel more at ease. I see that I've been focused on the wrong aspects of my life. thank you for this amazing piece
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Kimmy
Priorities
Make time for your loved ones, the most important things in your life that makes it worthwhile. Don't miss out because of the little things that you think is important but doesn't really matter. "Everything else is just sand."
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Rose
Rocks in a Jar
I learned that you should always put in family first before anything else because family is one of the most important things ‘
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Harley
Prioritizing the most important things first.
I like the lesson in this one. We should set our priorities and only focus on the most important things in life
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Emily
Calming
I feel this was a really relaxing story and it helped me a lot
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Mandy
Rocks in a jar
I really like this story, I feel I can take it to heart, and accept it. I hope I do treat my rocks the way they should be treated.
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Nicole
I learned that
Life is more than the small problems. Hold true to your core values and everything else will fall into place.
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Clara
Important things
I learned that everything is important but some things are more important. But we can't concentrate just on rocks..
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Anahera
important things in life...
I've learnt that you can't always take things for granted and to fight for your dreams and try to make them come true, and that everything is possible once you put a bit of effort into it. I shouldn't focus on the small things that get in the way of the things that are important to me. The small things do matter, just not as much as the most important things in life should. Don't waste your time trying to save the small things, and live your life to the fullest with the important things and activities that make you happy.
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Isabel
Rocks in a Jar
I learned that you have to focus on yourself and your needs first then to focus on the little things in your life
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Ashia
Rocks in a Jar
I learned that you must care for family and yourself before you put all the other things first. You can always do those thing but family, Friends, partners , and yourself will be here once
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Charisse
Road to Higher Self
I learned that we have to use our minds if there are some difficult moments. Do not rely on emotions as my emotions are very sensitive
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Neoh
inspired
I learnt that I should cherish the important things in life and let all the other things be done on their time.
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Shiloh
a familiar story
I've heard this story before but in a Christian context. it's really good to hear again.
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Ava
Rocks
I really liked this story. It really opened my eyes. I never really thought of it this way, but I realize that its very true!
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Anya
Opened my eyes
Today was Mother’s Day, so I spent the whole day with my family. Listening to this before I go to bed really made me think about how I didn’t fret over my dirty room or my incomplete assignments, and learned to have carefree fun with my family.
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Kennedy
my life
I am always on my phone and refuse to leave the house when my family is out, but this audio helped me put my life into perspective.
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Melinda
For me
In this story the Rocks represent my relationship with God. He has to be first. When I fill my day without Him, (with pebbles and sand) I don’t leave room for Him. It ruins my day to be without Him.
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aysha
wow
I learned that u shouldn’t worry about the small things in life and first worry about the more important things first.
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Deseray
May.14.2019
it is past midnight still up and thinking about my life... after listening to the story I feel inspired. I have to put my priorities first before the little details in my life.
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E’vonna
Life lesson
I learned that we should always put the things and people we love first instead of things that are temporary and can be taken at any moment.
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Angela
I felt sadness, but a light in my eyes
I have always just lived life to “my enjoyment” Although its about Gods enjoyment and others as well. With this example of the rocks made it so clear to understand how i need to set priorities in my life. To not just keep filling with whatever but be wise of who and what i fill my life with
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Anna
Jar
Don’t waste your time on silly things in life and always do the things that are most important first
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Sephora
stress
I learned that I need to let go and there is time to get things done but I have to focus on what is important for me and to me.
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Charlee
May 16
I learned that I need to stop focusing on the little things cause in the end they won’t matter.
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Jose
Clear my mind
I need to clear my mind, i need to face the truth, i need to grow up as a person, i need to take care of myself, i need to be here, i need, i need...
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Anna
I realised what is truly important to my happiness. And like it said, everything else is just sand
My life is still full even if all the little things are taken away because the big things like family and friends are the only things I truly need
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Barbara
Day 16 May 2019
We prioritise the things we shouldn’t and we forget the things we should, therefore I’m going to try my hardest even though I know I won’t be 100% everyday because that’s what being human is about not always being perfect or set unrealistic goals or standards for myself but to prioritise the important things in my life little by little so that one day it just becomes a habit a part of me like breathing.
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Kali
The memories always matter most than anything else
The memories are the most important thing your life that is your lost the sand that you will always have those rocks their
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Katelyn
I learned about life
I learned about what's more important then video games, phone, and television. I'm the second oldest in the family so I never really get what I want as much as them. But when I get something amazing I know it's ok to wait, tomorrow I'm going to a friends birthday party at a big pool and they don't get to. So I don't need to think I don't get as much as others do, I'm glad I listened to Rocks in a Jar it helped me a lot. 😊 Thank you
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Aaron
I felt like I was the jar inside the story
I learned that I need to stop stressing about the little stuff and focus more on the little positive things in my life and only help the people who truly need help every once in a while not all the time but just keep an eye out for them everyone.
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Aaron
Also
Also separate people who are in your life who are causing you stress and putting down your happiness really sit down and relax and drink tea with sugar cubes and red diamond sweet tea and for Sugar cubes.
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Susie
Loved
Life is great and you need to enjoy it to the fullest! So go and live your life never give up🤗
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Paula
Self Growth
I learned that it’s okay to take the “sand” aspects of life lightly and instead be grateful for them as they are still affecting your life, but shouldn’t let them bring you down but instead let it help you build your growth
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Bella
The way it feels
I learned I really need to stop letting small things that don’t matter like my friends attitude or the ongoing drama get in my way and focus on what I need and stop doing things for others If it’s not needed. This story made me feel special because I felt connected. Thanks!
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Rowan
I realized I need to focus more on what matters and less on the little things
Life is short so do what you live with the people you live and focus on what matters
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Ari
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I could really sleep I wasnt tired and this helped calm me down and I fell asleep so I really thing you should use this
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Ashlyn
Rocks
it’s beautiful🧶 and relaxing It makes me wanna sleep I just yawned
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Courtney
What I learned..
I learned that I need to focus more on my happiness. To put all of the small stuff last
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Camilla💘
Happy
I learned to focus on the bigger things and the things that effect my happiness
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Patrick
I am sad
With this story, I feel extremely sad...I have wasted my life playing in the sand box. I am now in my late 60’s and in poor health. My life is over (what a waste).
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Amelia
I learned
I learned that there is not enough time in our lives for the sand, we must mainly focus on the important rocks in our life
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Jordan
How I felt
I felt free that all the noise your canceled away. Leaving me alone in a room. It was so peaceful I really enjoy the story because it reflected on my life and how I should put the important stuff first. This story helps me control myself. Now that is a good story.
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Hannah
Rocks in a jar
I’ve heard this before and it was a great reminder to keep the rocks in the forefront of my mind. When that happens other nuisances fade Away
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Emily
How I felt
I felt freedom in my life. I felt more freedom than ever now I know not to spend my time inside in a corner but to spend my time in nature
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Cj
Balance
Things in life go only so far with foolishness, but with morals and direction there could be true balance among your self.
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Nodira
Aura
I learned that if you put the less important things before the most important things, there won’t be enough room for the most important things! I also learned that pay attention to everything because that one person you might have ignored could be a really big asset to your life.
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shelby
what I learned
I learned that If you only focus on work and not your feelings that will make you happy there will be no more room for you feelings that me you happy.
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Vivian
What I learned
I learned that I stress out over the small things than actually the big things.
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Kaitlyn
19 may
Life isnt always bout the bad things fill it woth good things amd you will be fine
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Jen
How I felt
I felt a little relieved hearing this story rocks in a jar but I didn’t understand it.
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Denise
Metaphors
Wow I was really impressed with this story it was a great description of life.
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jaila
metaphor
i felt that thjs was an amazing metaphor and it reallyade me think
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Tori
i learned....
I learned to put the big things in life before the little entertaining things.
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Lalo
Jar of rocks.
Ive learned that not all the small things have to be worried about. And that not all big things make you feel bad.
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Adam
day 1
wow that's really something internet right there if I do say so
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BJ
I learned
I learned that it’s truly important to cherish the things that realllly mean so much to you. Life, Partner, Family etc. That time you spend with them is in replaceable. Sometimes we put energy and time into things that has no value. Cherish your love.....and your love will cherish you. Without it, we’re nothing. I personally see this now..
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Justinne
I know but I don't know
I've heard this story a number of times before and I know how it always ends. But it was not until now that I've decided to list down my rocks, my pebbles, and my sand.
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Allison
I don't know
I learned that you need to focus on the important things in life but it doesn't help you do that it just says you need to do this
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Fran
Monday 20th May 2019
Today was a good day, a fun day and I hope everyday will be like this one x
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Evan
rocks
I learned that you need to focus on the stuff that really matters and to not keep all the "sand" your number one priority. The "rocks" are your first.
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skylynn
My feelings of what I learned and noticed
I learned that you should put alot more attention to the important things that make u happy instead of putting all attention on the small things in life because maybe that is what is not letting you fill thoes little empty spots in your jar when your jar should be full .
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Ella
My takeaway
This is really good advice, as I am heading into high school next year. I need to remember that I have to care about the BIG things first, and let the small things happen later. But, the small, fun things also make your life full. So I want to balance the big and small things to fill my life as much as possible.
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Aleeza
I felt that most of our lives we’ve been taught to focus on the little things. Make them perfect
I learned that we have to be free a learn what are the things to bring u wellness
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Drea
Gratitude and Courage
Some people choose to live in fear of losing what they have. I choose to live in the abundance what I have. 🙏🏻
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Amy
Reflecting
I learned that I am worriing and having breakdowns about the smallest things and that I must become more resilient since I really have nothing to worry about and my life can revolve around my interests instead of my interests revolving around my life
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Asa’d
I learned ‘
I learned that to give my family my partner more time than i give to my studies and other things that which stress me.
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Jesse
My jar
I learned that I’ve been focusing on the sand and pebbles in my life and that I should be focusing on the rocks instead to fill my jar
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Tina
Happy!
I feel happier and more awake thanks! I found this guide very helpful to me and to others!
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Patrick
Advice for You & Me
GET OUT OF YOUR SANDOX (before you waste your life and drown in the QuickSand)
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Van
Caught up in little things
Focusing on friend groups and opinions. Need to focus on what matters and spend more time with my family
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Vanessa
My thoughts..
I felt relaxed and calmed, I learned that you should focus on the things that truly matter the most to you, and worry about the little stuff later on.
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Maryanne
life is beautiful
I learned that focusing on the little things (aka sand) is only going to drown us more into feeling unaccomplished. I feel like my mental health is my top priority and I should start taking care of myself first because i matter a lot 💗
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Nate
Good Reminder
This is a good reminder to shift my perspective to what truly matters and re-prioritize my life.
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Drake
Wow
I mean it’s not just happen in one session but woah that hit me it really did
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Saga
I Will feel happier
Pay Attention to the world, notice, but in a calm and relaxing way. You have time to relax, you alow yourself to relax
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Liz
story review
verry rocky begining and it got verry jaring at the end. memes are my coping mechanism puns too
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lily
lily donaldson
I felt as this is so true and so calming and I think aura is an amazing app
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Evelyn
Life
You shouldn’t just worry about the small stuff but instead focus on the big picture.
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Stephen
Nothing happened
I didn’t really feel anything different after the session. I still feel the same than what I was before
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Mallory
Rocks in a jar
The story reminded me to put most important things first. This is so important to have a happy fulfilling life. Loved it!💗
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Ashlee
Notice what is not said
I always enjoy a good philosophy story however there are always words not said but implied. The students were learning how to prioritize things in life but what I noticed is that they all were in accordance with the jar being “full”. Meaning that no matter which phase you are dealing with you can always see the jar as “full” even if things are missing, or even if you just haven’t added it in yet. See your life as FULL regardless.
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Wind
I felt really inspired
I learned that I’m not paying enough attention to the things I should
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Diego
Rocks in a jar
I learned and compared how important things such as the family is the most important out from the little ones like clothes , brands etc
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Lanie
Rocks in a jar
Little things don’t matter as much Focus on the big things first
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Omar
i learned
ive come to realize the little things matter but to especially pay attention to the bigger things in life. the most important things; family, your own happiness, religion perhaps, etc..
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Elona
This helped me understand the purposes of life and what rly matters.
It rly helped me to be more open minded abt the necessary things in life and that work is not always the most important thing in ur life. Family is!
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Casie
A healthy reminder
This is a story that makes me go back and remember what is important
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Daisy
Important
It helped me realise that I need to put things in perspective.
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ness
rocks on a jar
I learned that in order for my life to be fulfilled, I need to set my priorities straight and decide what my rocks and what my sand is.
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Lydia
Grateful
I learned that you need to focus on the important things that matter most to us rather than focus on the little things
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Allyson
Live first
You should live life and have fun first then the important things come Kids,Cleaning,and more but have fun enjoy life
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Kenna
Rocks in a jar
I learned that you need to fill your life with the important things and not just small stuff you want
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Kamauri
Rocks in a jar story
I learned that if u focus on the small stuff in life u will forget about the bigger picture and the more important stuff like family
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Caden
Thoughts
I got to clear my thought I was having, still in my mind but it’s not taking over
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Simone
review :)
this story helped me clear my head about a few things, and made me relieze that the small things really dont matter in the long run, they are just a small grain of sand in the jar of life. however i am still in my head.
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Gracie
Rocks in a jar
I noticed that it kinda hit deep because I tend to care about other things over what really matters
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Laura
Don’t sweat the small stuff
A good reminder that if we take care of the small and unimportant things first, there is no room for the more important things- we need to focus on the rocks first- There will always be room for the pebbles and sand after
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Kiera
Now
I have learned to focus on the important stuff and not get frustrated by the small stuff.
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Miriam
I noticed that..
I learned that there's always enough space for the smalls things in my life.. but the truely important things should be the first thing I think of
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John
Perspective
It is useful to step back to evaluate and prioritise the important things in life.
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T
Perspective
I noticed that I immediately put things into perspective! Sometimes you get those three simple things the wrong way round, even though you already know that!
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Kayla
I have my entire life ahead of me
In two days, it will be 1 full year since my father passed away. It’s felt horrible and.. it’s hard to love life without him. From this story, I’ve come to realize that.. my father was a rock. He was my rock to lean on when I needed someone and my rock when I couldn’t stand on my own. So to hear that even with one rock gone from the jar, the jar is still full... I see that I have my whole life here still. I still have a world to live in and a space to breathe in.
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Jade
School
This story made me realize that i will always have time to talk w friends but i need to focus more on school.
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Sheena
Rocks matter
Cleaning doesn’t matter. I should dance instead. My family and school is most important than doing the dishes. It is still a priority but not my first priority
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Valeria
Reflexion
I believe it is time for me to sit back and reflect on my life up until this point. I have to set my priorities straight, so that I don't stray away from my journey. Moving forward, I will try to be aware of my priorities and be more greatful.
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Himani
The rocks!
I am a person who's always worried and stressed because of the small things that happen. Sometimes I worry too much that I have panic attacks or I can't sleep. As the moral of the story goes that one must first take care of all the important stuffs and people in his/her life. I have realized this too. I need not worry too much about tha silly things. The things that matter to you the most and make you happy, are the once which needs most of our attention. ThankYou!
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Cienna
Rocks in a jar
I learned that you shouldn’t sweat the small stuff and that you should really appreciate your rocks like your family and your friends rather than wearing about other things like the purples or sand
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Nataly
What I learned
I learned that you should always put the big things in life first and not swear over the little things in life. You have way more better things to do then just focus on little things.
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Kellie
I felt about this story
The story inspired me to put important people first, people I love, the rocks in the jar. And the unimportant stuff is just sand in the jar.
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Imani
❤️
I felt good while listening to this, because I always worry about the little things while I should shift my concerns & energy elsewhere
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Madeline
Family comes first
I learned that even when there are little things that feel important (such as changing the car oil), aren’t as important as important things (such as a family members birthday party).
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Bailey
Notice things get better then worries, I feel that am sorry and I don’t think I understand no moreS
I learn to be good and show myself don’t be like person down in the ground like “hell” sorry it hurts saying it.
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Aubrey
Being better
I have been putting the small things first thinking that it would make me happy, but now I am going to start putting what’s the most important first and start spending more time with those that I love
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Faith
May 29
Im thinking about Roman...😔🥰 the rest of this is just rambling on because it needs to be longer
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Daniel
Love this one
Turns your world upside down when you look at it this way! Love it.
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Hayden
Happiness
If you enjoy the little things that you care about you can get through life with little struggle.
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Kundan
Awesome story
It's an inspiring story that's gives the ability to give priority to our surroundings
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Hannah
Important
you have to remember the most important things in life and not the small things that dont truly matter at that certain time.
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Jocelyn
wow
damn everything the story said is true. I need to make the things that make me happy and make my life full a priority.
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Melissa
Remember
You don’t seem to realize how much of the sand that’s filling first. Everyday, I must strive to pick the rocks, not the pebbles, not the sand. They are my rocks. They are my ground.
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Wylie
Eye Opener!
I relate to most of this and it feels good to think about it. However, finances are my biggest issue. Boulders get in the way of the rocks.
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My
Update
Jag lärde mig att prioritera det viktigaste i mitt liv som familj och vänner osv, och göra de mindre delarna senare.
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Natalia
Rocks
I noticed that I need to learn to invest more time in the people I love and not just the small stuff that I want to do
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Michelle
what i learned
we need to focus on the most important things in life, not the sand
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Kimberly
Sand and Rocks
I noticed that I've been taking care of the sand more than the rocks when I should make the rocks my first priority. <3
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Micah
Focusing on the Rocks
The story about the rocks reflected what I’ve always believed and it was really nice to be reassured that I’ve been focusing on the right things. Defiantly helped me feel to maintain a positive look on life.
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Elijah
Realizations
This has made me realize that putting sand (little things) first inside the jar will only result to not having enough room for the rocks nor the pebbles. Focusing on what really matters (rocks) will be your foundation in your life and after taking care of the important things, then and only then will you put the next things in your life and the little things will come last.
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Tyra
Rocks in a Jar
If you focus on little things in your life you’ll never have space for really important things🥀💙
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Kat
Rocks in a Jar
An important reminder to focus on what truly matters in life. It is so easy to forget this most basic of lessons for ourselves in our lives. That sand can be so irritating that it feels like it is more important than it actually is. I find myself needing this story to help bring me back to what is truly important in my life.
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Elle
Rocks in a jar
I've learned that you shouldn't be worrying about the little things around you but things that make you happy that you cannot live without for example the big rocks in the jar are the most important things kids family friends love the pebbles in the jar or things like a job car phone but the thing that doesn't matter the most is the sand which is everything else that's happening in the world you can't control it but you can try to make a difference don't worry about what other people think or what you should be doing according to society just think about everything you really need to make your life meaningful
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Sofie
It helped me understand my life
Everything I stress about isn’t what’s most important I need to pay more attention to my studies family and friends after all the bullies and boys will always be there but they won’t be there when I am having a hard time my family and friends will be. And I won’t be successful if I don’t focus on my studies so I will put more effort into them. Bullies and boys are the sand in my life. My education is the pebbles. And my family and friends are my rocks.
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Ashlee
rock in a jar
taking care of my main priorities is most important that when I am focusing on other people and how they act and then make me feel is less important
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Elizabeth
Rocks in a jar
To focus on what really matters. I tend to get caught up on the same things that build into bigger things.
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Elin
Rocks in a Jar
I learned that I had that are important in my life and it helped me focus on my parents and arvin and especially pay attention to my loving, cute, and joyful sister Lara
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Sidney
6/2/2019
Rocks are your priority. Matt, parents, Tasha, D, boys, Adam, Shana + Kimber are important. They are your rock. Opinions don’t matter. The small things (sand) don’t matter so don’t let them get to you. There’s no room for them. They shouldn’t take up your time. Think of who/what to put first. Will it matter? Is it worth stressing over? Sure you’re mad. But it won’t last forever so why worry on it now.
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Hanna
Putting sand first
I learned that I must stop prioritizing the small and insignificant things in my every day life in order to have a place for the important ones.
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Dan
life
Life is important but you have to prioritise the different aspects of it. I have recited this story to someone before in a moment of stress, and I stand what the story represents in its entirety. You have to put family and other loved ones first, never the small things
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Alexis
Rocks in a Jar
This meditation was very interesting. I gained a whole new perspective about life through the example of rocks in a jar. The meditation described a jar filled with large rocks, pebbles, and sand, which represents your life. The big rocks represent the important things, like family, the pebbles represent smaller but still important things, like your house or job, and the sand represents all of the small things. If you fill up the jar with only sand, there is no room for the rocks or pebbles. The same thing goes for your life. If you focus only on the small things in life, there is no room for the larger, more important things. I really liked how this meditation reminded me of how important it is to put the things that matter first. It’s the only way to truly be happy.🥰
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Leigh
Important things in life
I learned that I put too much emphasis on the small stuff (the sand). I should try to focus more on the important parts of my life and just let the rest follow.
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Nayla
Seen this story around and finally tried it.
I regret nothing at all, this story is short but yet so effective. The rocks are what truly matters the most, the pebbles are what matters second and the sand is what matters least. Choose the right priorities to stuff the jar with all three.
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Prilly
Set priorities
It was always the rock that matters, but most of our times are spent working with the sand.
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Manfredas
Tranquillity
I like this, First day and i like listening to stories. They make me feel less stressed. :)
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Jacquelyn
Reminder
I was reminded not to spend too much time worrying about the small stuff.
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Esraa
The valuable things
We have many valuable things in life , but when we lose them , we realize how much they were worthy to us . So we must take care of them before time passes by .
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Marcela
06•03•19
I learned that it’s ok to take time off to do simple tasks or to spend time with family, and that you don’t always have to work your hardest to be happy.
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Chandrika
Rocks Pebbles & Sand
Family & work are the rock.................................................... everything's else just sand😀
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Shonna
Rocks
I learned that if you put all your time and energy in the sand, it leaves no room for the REAL important stuff , the good stuff!
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Kaitlyn
Important to me
I learned that to take care of the more important things to me than other people
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Elaine
Me
I felt like I don’t focus enough on the things that are important to me
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Jaclyn
Rocks in a Jar
This simple story was a great reminder to focus on the important things in life that bring you happiness; family, friends, loved ones. Everything else is but a distraction. Prioritize what makes you happy and don’t dwell on the small things.
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Kaitlyn
Calming
The story wasn’t all that intriguing but it was relaxing and was able to relive my stress.
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Maggie
Inspirational
I learned that you should focus on the big things in life, the things that are most important.
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Brandon
PRIORITYS... LARGEST TO SMALLEST
It's time to leg go and let God he will take my sins and worries for me he liad down for me to stand tall I must own that and dooo it who raw babay
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Sarah
Important
You have to prioritize what’s important to you and let that be your guide when making decisions
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CJ
Relief
I learned that when I spend so much time stressing over the little things that don’t matter, or the sand. I forgot to focus on what truly matters. The ones I love and care about dearly, my rocks.
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Agatha
Rocks in a jar
I learned that my happiness should be the most important thing in my life. And every rock in my jar should represent something or someone that makes me happy.
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sheyla
can't sleep !
well i learned to love myself and take care of myself but i thought it was gonna make me fall asleep:/
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Raadha
happiness is a choice
I learnt that I need to pay more attention to the rocks in my life, the most important things and people that give me happiness every day.
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Litam
inspiring story
Priority of everything should be well measured and placed. One should not loose grip doing trivial things.
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Preston
Rocks in a jar
The rocks are our lovers, family, those we hold close. Pebbles are the extra things like your car and luxury items. The sand is everything else, like your job, stress and obligations. If the sand comes first, there is no space for anything else. You must prioritize your life in this manner also.
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Megan
David
Finally had a conversation with David that he opened up about How much it truest does hurt his feelings and what they do is wrong but he can’t fight or say anything to them. I don’t understand why he can’t write a letter to them. He said “why couldn’t just 1 day be about him “ made me feel like he blames me.
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Elly
Intelligence
I like the story, but unfortunately her voice distracted me from feeling sleepy and calm. Good story overall!
F
Voice
I am sorry but I didn’t really felt like it was an relaxing voice😬
J
Jacob
Voice
Simply could not relax. Story was great. Great message. The voice simplicity did not fit it
D
Dionne
Can't remember a thing.....
I fell asleep almost instantly and I don't remember anything about the meditation:) mission complete
M
Manasi
Rocks in a jar
This is very interesting . I have really learnt something from it
J
Jade
rocks in a jar
I noticed that as the story went on to tell, i was able to guess the next element added and I had an idea of what the message was. before the story was over.
M
Mella
Still wide awake, but I love the message from the story.
Rocks first. Pebbles and sand second. Not thrilled about having to write an essay response... how is thinking supposed to relax my brain so I can sleep??? Isn’t it going to have the opposite effect?
B
Brett
Priorities
Taking time to figure out what the rocks, the pebbles, and the sand truly are in one’s life is really important. Otherwise, it’s just a scramble to try and remove one small thing or one large thing at a time. Getting out a piece of paper and coming up with lists of the big, medium, and small things in one’s life seems, to me, to be the best course of action.
N
Nyeasha
Rocks in a jar
You should take care and spend time with the people you love and everything else is just sand. It’s not important to sweat the small stuff.
C
Carol
Don’t sweat the small stuff-big picture.
I need to continue to focus on the rocks in life and that the sand will always fill up the bar regardless- so make sure the rocks are placed first
M
Mara
Rocks in a jar
This opened my eyes really, I was able to picture the rocks and pebbles and sand in my head and it really helped.
O
Oliver
It made me upset but strong
It made me realise how many of the people I love are chucking their lives away :(
C
Cody
Focus on the rocks
The most important things in life aren’t things they are your loved ones and they are the rocks, put the rocks first and the rest will come.
A
Alex
Rocks in a jar
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Fill your jar with the things that are most important to you and your life will always be full.
D
Dani
I loved it
Fill your life with the things that matters most. 🤯 blown away I fill the the analogy of the story is absolutely amazing.
E
Ella
This App is so helpful I have had anxiety my whole life and I finally found help it was awesome
Stay positive and believe in your self you can do anything you set your mind too
L
Lisa
Focus
Fill my life with important things. Don’t sweat the small stuff. If I take care of the big things, there will still be room for the little things.
h
haven
focus
I need to fill my life with the things that really matter to me. Like my family and my friends and my animals, the other things are sand. Such as a home or a job or anything materialistic, it's always best to focus on the most important things in your life, the rocks
N
Nicola
I am a natural carer and show love by looking after my loved ones.
But I often feel burnt out.Must slow down and smell the roses, as my dad would say
M
Millicent
Where there’s a will, there’s a way
Often we feel trapped in a situation and feel that there is no way out except for the obvious option(s). Sometimes we have to just take a moment and view it from all the different perspectives. We often find there were possibilities we hadn’t considered before and the situation no longer seems so bleak. Like the saying goes you have to think outside the box.
R
Rosie
July 3
I learned that there are more important things I could be caring about right now. I have to get out of my head and really focus on what is important.
R
Rhonda
Rocks in a jar
The rocks are important in life so don’t waste your time use it wisely love and cherish every moment with your family.❤️❤️❤️
K
Karen
Fulfilled
Family, friends and health like big rocks fill your jar. Focus on them the majority of your time and you will live a better life.
A
Aaron
More important things in life
Set your priorities/focus on important matters/don’t sweat the small stuff/will always be time for small stuff/live life to the fullest
J
Jackie
Selling your soul
One can be so programmed to sell your soul to the world and be grateful for the opportunity for what it can do to our life. Once we no longer have life , we realize that the real opportunity was to live and love.
T
Terri
Rocks in. A Jar
Love this story! It truly does make you think about what is most important to you. :)
CS
Chin Sun
Rocks in the jar..
I learned that those small little things are just sands. I should take care of the rocks instead of the sands. Shouldn’t let the sands fill me.
S
Shawn
The Big Ones
Listening to Rocks in a Jar I noticed a lo. of things that I neglect on a daily basis that are the most important to me. I used to enjoy drawing, writing, reading, and spending time with family and friends and more important always doing things that benefits my dreams and goals. Now I don't do most of that. I do these things when it's most convenient to me and that needs to change. These are the things that are truly important to me and I need to make them my priority, instead of worrying about the little things. I know making this transition won't be easy but my main priority is to focus on what is truly important to me.
K
Kari
I felt calm
I need to prioritize my life a little better. Rocks in a jar speaks volumes as to what our family is going through. Keeping myself and my health a priority is so important right now I just don’t know how to do it!
K
Kari
Rocks in a jar
I learned that I need to keep focus on the most important things. If I keep filling my life with unimportant chaotic little things, My life will be to consumed for bigger and better things!! Fantastic life lesson for the day.
A
Adam
Connected
I felt this story connected with me on a very personal level. I often have a hard time finding the right work-life balance, and end up worrying about all the “sand” before the rocks and pebbles. This helped to put things in perspective a bit.
M
Mateusz
Rocks in a jar
Rocks are things that really matters in a life like family, health, love. Pebbles are less important but still valid. It can be job, hobbies etc. Sand represents small things. Note to me. Remember to take care of rocks in the first place, then pebbles and in the end - sand
z
zoe
Late night thoughts
This story made me feel very calm and deep down somehow happy and appreciative for my life. I now feel less stressed and relieved.
J
Jessica
I felt calmer
Take care of the big things in life. There is always time for the little stuff.
N
Nicole
Good reminder
This was something that I definitely need to hear. Being mindful of the that matter most to me definitely makes me a lot happier. I needed this reminder.
P
Peter
I loved it because it is so true
B
BeNi
It’s so true!
M
Malin
To focus on what is important for you. Don’t worry about the bad things.
M
Michele
I learned to set my priorities in the right order
S
Sydney
I learned that worrying over the little things doesn’t help me
F
Felix
I learned To throw big rocks at people.
C
Cheryl
You must take care of the most important things in your life first.
A
Andrew
Rocks in a jar
I learned that I’m giving too much focus to life’s little things, things I can’t even control.
A
Ajay
Thought provoking
T
Terri
Focus on the big things first My kids my mom my family&my friends Then work
C
Chrissi
Don‘t get stressed out by sand. Rocks count!
M
Minette
Nature is extraordinary❤️🤗
This is inspireing❤️💜💗 I looove it❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
B
B
Sort out the big things that are important to me in my life
L
Lisa
Set the right priorities
S
Skye
My thoughts
I learned that if you put the small stuff in your life first you won’t have room for the more important things in life🌸
T
Thalia
I like this story although I heard it before
A
A
Life is about the people you love.
O
Olivia
I learned to realize the killer thing in life and also take care of big things
M
Malina
I learned to value the time I get to spend with my family
M
Mirabel
Don’t ever take anything for granted. They mean everything to you.
C
Charles
I learned that it’s best to slow down and fill your life with meaning.
L
Lizzy
I though it was inspirIng
K
Karen
To prioritize
j
jesse
calm, happiness
P
Paul
Pay more attention to the important things than the smaller things in life
K
Kinda
Focus on the important people in your life
T
Tabitha
Not helpful
I hate that I have to pay and I don’t get to listen to good stories the app “Calm” is better then this
A
Ari
That we can focus so much on the little things we forget about the big things.
D
Dominique
Putting priorities first and make effort towards truly important things
A
Anahi
Prioritize
C
Candice
focus on the big things first so you can have room for the little things after
s
sam
focus on what is important
D
Darleen
You have to make the important things like family or friends your priority
J
Joshua
I need to focus more on the important things in life like family
I
Isabella
Rocks pebbles and sand. Life rocks!
Y
Yatin
Husha pusha
B
Bernie
Don’t sweat the small stuff
H
Hannah
I need to prioritise time with my family; listen. Learn. Love. It’s important!
K
Karen
Enjoy the important things in life
C
Christine
Focus on things & people that bring you happiness & stay away from negativity
K
Karen
Always think of options in tough times
J
Jordan
July 22 Story
Always do the things you enjoy in life. Never just “do it later” cause sometimes “later” never comes
K
Kiley
Sometimes little things can get in the way of the things that really matter.
B
Brandy
Set priorities according to what’s truly important in my life!
N
Noah
Spend time on the big things
M
Mariah
I learned how to say “it’s just sand” and focus on the rocks in my life.
V
Victor
Life is beautiful
D
Dominique
Stop sweating the small stuff, take care of yourself and those you care about
S
Santos
focus on the important things first
TK
Terry Kuo
Focus on what is the most important thing in your life. Prioritization is key
N
Nicole
Prioritera rätt
T
Tosin
Patience
C
Carlie
Priorities
K
Kailyn
To focus on what matters most to me in my life; don’t put little things first.
K
Kylie
That people who are important are more important than the small stuff
K
Kylie
You should think before you say in your mind
R
Rebecca
Choose things that are important to me before anything else
B
Bobbie
Family
K
Katheryn
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
N
Noah
I’ve already heard this story before
k
kymani
that the jar is an example of me and my life
S
Shekinah
Health,family and life
A
Adrian
Don’t worry about the small things
S
Sierra
To focus on the things that hold value & substance in your life. Your rocks!!!!!
D
David
Try to relax
D
David
The jar of rocks
I need to focus on the bigger picture before letting small stuff get in the way.
G
Gina
Priorities
I need to focus on things that matter most in life and not worry about the minute things.
J
Joseph
I learned to pit first things first
J
Jurriaan
Focus on the things that do really matter
A
Andrea
I noticed that a lot of the time, I am
Very sleepy. I’d like to spend less time asleep. In order to this, I must hydrate and eat better. I want to be more mindful.
F
Felicity
Reflection
I learned to not worry about the small things and that they’re just background noise. The people in your life are what get you through it all.
R
Remaia
I noticed that I worry too much and over analyze
I learned that I need to prioritize better focus on thing that make me happy most and everything else later
L
Lindsay
What I Learned
I learned that what matters most to me should always be my biggest priority. Family, friends, and pets are all big things in my life. They are the rocks. I shouldn’t let them go unnoticed. I also learned that the “sand” is often things in life that aren’t really important. It really puts things into perspective. Why sweat the small stuff when you know your rocks are so much more important.
k
kinsley
Family
I learned that I need to take care of what matters in life like family instead of the small things
B
Bri
Reflection
I learned that I need to prioritize the things that mean the most to me better. I have spent putting a lot of emphasis on my job but their is more to life.
L
Lisa
good
I learned that not all situations are impossible to overcome
J
Jakaylyn
Big Things In life
I learned that what matters most in life to you should come before other small things.
B
Butterfly
I feel like I need to set my priorities
I learned that I need to set my priorities with things that matters the most and follow through.
M
Marie
Feeling happier
I have to learn to be more happier about the things i have and dont get stuck with the bad things.
T
Tatyana
Resting
Life is valuable n meanfull that life can be peaceful n relaxing if u put yo mind n soul into
A
Alexandra
i felt relaxed
i learned to allways put the important people in my life first
T
Toya
Loved
Love for self and love for others around, most of all family.
K
Katie
Stressed
Don’t get so stressed about the sand…or the little things. Take time to talk to your family and friends
K
Kenneiceya
Understanding
That the rocks and pebbles rarely feel the jar because the rocks are life and life will forever go on . And that the sand feel the jar because that’s the person living the life who controls what’s going on with whom inside the jar it’s going to control the Rocks & pebbles no matter how many rocks and pebbles you put in that jar it would never be enough if u grab a whole thing of sand it’s gone instantly feel that jar up .
D
Dea
Importance
Pay attention to your priorities, things that really matter to you and you really love and care about. Don’t let small stuff rule your life
M
M
Better
It made me think that I should spend more time with my son and that everything else will just work out
M
M
Better
It reminded me to spend quality moments with my son and that the rest will just work out.
M
Madi
The importance of priorities
I learned in this podcast that focusing on small unimportant issues and dramas will take precious time away from the big, important tasks.
L
Laura
Rocks
Take care of the rocks in your life first, not the small stuff.
A
Aera
Life..
is too short to worry about the little things, so make yourself happy. That’s all you need to feel full
A
Aera
Life...
is too short to worry about the small stuff. So all you need is happiness, in order to feel full.
J
Jordan
: )
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵
A
Addison
Now that I can share my feelings
I learned that it is not so bad before now I thought that I was nothing now I feel great
R
Randall
felt it
After listening to this i felt a little down because i'm not doing what's important. My mind is all about work because that's how we are wired. Work to get ahead in life, work to be able to provide for your family, work hard so that one day your kids won't have to. I also have felt hope that with this help, i won't be as stressed and anxious as i am now. thanks aloha 🤙🏽
T
Toyyanka
That I need to take time with my children and don’t worry about small things
Small things can consume your time and take away from important things
M
Maritza
Follow a Hierarchy of Needs
Take care of important things. Everything else follows. Love is the most important.
J
Juankenia
Cater to your rocks not the Sand
Take care of the important things in my life and what makes me happy! Everything else will fall thru afterwards!
S
Susana
My baobei is my rock
I really need to take care of my rocks first. My husband, my mom and my two sisters. Then work is a pebble The rest are the Sands...
A
Ashlynn
I felt like I could use this in the way I look at things in my life everyday life and to make time
I learned that I need to make time for the important things or else ur life will be without meaning or not at full as it good be
k
kc
rocks before sand
i need to focus on my rocks (the important things) before i focus on the sand (the very small things)
H
Heather
Don’t sweat the small stuff
A
Avion
Learned to stop worrying about the small things and worry about things that actually matter.
M
Milton
Aha moment...
W
Wonicia
Put Your Priorities First. The Thing That Can’t Be Replaced.
S
S
Don’t stress over small things
V
Valencia
To appreciate life more and stop worrying so much about all the small things going on in my life
L
Lana
Remember what really matters and focus on that! :)
R
Ruby
To put my family first, there will always be room for everything else.
T
Tanya
I fell asleep!!!! I heard the first 2 mins of it and I felt calm and inspired
D
Denise
Realisation of the importance of the rocks
A
Alice
Don’t put too much stock in the little things
B
Braylen
It goes by so fast
J
Jim
Zip
K
Kaitlyn
yes
A
Ann
Importance of family
C
Courtney
Rocks are better than sand
M
Megan
Take time, find out what your priorities are and fill your life with them.
K
Keerriah
❤️
m
miranda
Believe
K
Kenna
Enjoy and place value in the important constants in your life.
M
Mimi
It is never the things that cost money that make you happy! It may be a simple hug from a friend or possible a joke from your family...who knows what will spark the joy in your heart today! Be open...explore what makes you happy! Avoid anything that will overwhelm you and make them your second priority! Your happiness come first! 😘😘
K
Katelyn
To do what is important first then care about the other stuff later
M
Maddie
More on the big rocks
C
Cynthia
to not be stressed about the little things and to keep my main focus on the big things in life
S
Sydney
Absolutely loved it!
L
Lucas
Slow down
k
kalea
appreciate the important things in life and never put anything smaller than that first.
T
Tanya
Focus on the important things in life and the little things will fall in line.
A
Anes
The importance of those around me
C
Claire
To focus on what is important.
S
Sophie
Take time for the things that truly matter
J
Jennifer
Don’t worry about the sand
D
Dela
Family and Friends should be first
M
Madison
Don’t worry about the small things
D
Debi
That I need to stop focusing on the wrong things. Focus more on the feelings of my own happiness.
D
Devlynn
Management, stop focusing on the small stuff. The more you take care of the big stuff the less room for the sand.
A
Angela
To take care of family and things that make you happy first because they are the most important things in life
A
Angelyna
You’ll always have time to do the things u want and life but put the bigger most important things and people first
S
Stephanie
What my top priorities are in my life right now.
J
Jessica
I learned that I need to put what’s important in my life first and not sweat all the small things that pile up in life.
A
Alyssa
I did not like the speakers voice
L
Lexi
Learning about life
I learned that I need to help the bigger things in life this story helped me learn about how I can help myself realize that I need to appreciate what I have than what I don’t.☺️
S
Selene
Life is to short to stress about small things.
H
Holly
Rocks in a jar
My family including Kip Nick and Christiana are the most important things in the world to me❤️
L
Lori
Priorities
S
Sydney
I need to get my priorities straight
J
Josie
Prioritize for maximum happiness.
M
Monica
nothing
D
Deng
That life is more sweet if we focus on what we love!
D
Dmytro
Prioritize
As I sit on the beginning of my third deployment over seas with the us army, I can’t help but to think about my relationships back home. They are what truly matters because at the end of it all nothing else will. I will only have memories of and with the people I built relationships with. Priorities.
B
Braden
To remove mental attention from my “to-do” list and remember the pillars of my life.
S
Stephanie
Mindfulness
R
Robin
Focus on what is important.
M
Mike
I’ve learned that you need to take care of things that are truly important to your life
B
Bulsara
Take small things with a grain of sand.
L
Laura
Rocks
I realized that I sometimes put my big rocks to the side and focus on all the little things trying to make myself feel more put together or more with it.
S
Suzanne
Know what is important.
L
Leslie
Take car of the most important then take care of the little stuff
C
Carla
Nothing
D
Dominos
You have to put you first and try not to worry about other things
J
Jazmyne
Life isn’t always about the small things
AT
Amber The Beautiful
Beauty from the little things.
Sometimes, that mountain you’ve been climbing, is only a grain of sand. From a grain of sand in the pearl comes.
T
Tin
To appreciate the things that matter more and not so much on the small stuff
M
Mali
Time is so important, choose it wisely with the matters of the heart! The seconds wasted turns in to minutes, hours, days, missed opportunities
P
Paulette
To prioritize. My boyfriend and I were just talking about this exact story yesterday actually!
K
Karol
If you don’t put family first... sand can drown you.
M
Michelle
Life is short live in the moment
D
Danielle
Important metaphor for life; I’ve heard it before. I appreciate the physicality of it, something that can be clearly envisioned/grasped.
K
Krystal
Gave me a new perspective on what matters.
M
Martina
Don’t let the small things to come first
A
Alexia
That we really need to focus on important things. We don't need to lose our energy on small and unimportant things
C
Chris
The bigger
c
chelsea
that you need to put the important stuff first and not the little things
D
DJeniele
EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST SAND!!! PRIORITIES PRIORITIES PRIORITIES (CHILDREN....HUSBAND..... etc.
S
Stephanie
Remember what is important in life
e
emma
Priorities
This story helped me realize that i need to re-evaluate my priorities and make sure that i am am focusing on the rocks in my life.
J
Jessica
If you only focus on the small things you may miss out on the big parts.
D
Dakyzia
That you should have time for yourself or make time for the important things you don’t always have to work yourself so hard and that it is okay to take a breather
IS
I-SHEA
Prioritize what is most important in your life first
D
David
I heard this story before
C
Cori
Take time to cherish family and don’t sweat the small stuff.
H
Heaven
Life is short and you need to spend time with the people that you love instead of always cleaning or stressing about the next thing ahead
S
Susan
To prioritize what matters to me - those I love!
J
Julia
To pay attention to the important stuff!
T
Tina
I took from this that my Rocks are my first priority. That the pebbles and sand need love too, the rocks are my family.
M
Milinda
To worry about the important things first, like my family
J
Jennifer
B
Brandy
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
A
Ashley
To spend time with your family and not to worry about the problems in your life
S
Sharon
Priorities
N
Nettie
It’s not the small things in life that matter
T
Tiffany
Set you priorities.
K
Kiri
Not to worry about the little and insignificant things. You are just wasting energy and time.
K
Kim
Melancholy
Thoughts of being lonely and unsure circled my day. I stayed very tired today, sleepy. No motivation for me today. Took an afternoon nap. Remained in my room for the majority of the day. Going to bed now.
K
Kim
Rocks in a jar
I learned to take care of the important things in my life first. Time for everything will come.
A
Allison
To take care of the most important things for my happiness first
T
Thomas
Yes
N
Nisey
The little things I stress over are sand. My foundation is found in rocks (family, friends & Jesus) these are my priorities that will allow other things to settle into place.
B
Babs
Importance of values
N
Nada
Learn to love people in life and concentrate on the loved ones
T
Tina
Loved the story. It really puts things in perspective.
G
Genesis
Family matters, the little things will always be there waiting for you
D
Delila
I love this
L
Lia
Priorities
S
Samantha
To appreciate the small things but dont let them run your life
M
Melissa
Stop worrying about the small stuff
D
DeJuan
How to prioritize
E
Erin
Truth
J
Judd
Make family a priority.
M
Ma
Take care of the rocks, the things that matter most (yourself, family, and friends)
L
Leia
Make better choices and don’t make time for yourself and family!
L
Lia
Pressure.
I learned that I need to start putting the big things first. It can be difficult a lot of the time because of peer pressure, worldly pressure, and parental pressure. But i know it’ll find a way of working out in the end :)
K
Kelly
Stress is something that is mental. Meditation is key to releasing.
M
Melanie
To prioritize my life with what will last
B
Ben
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Make room for the important things in your life like family, friends.
M
Maddison
That you need to focus on the best parts of life and do the little things after.
E
Erica
Take time for the important things
D
Danelle
Take care of the big things first
t
tessa
to put the important things first in life
K
Keinesha
Help yourself first
E
Ellen
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Fill your own jar appropriately and you will always be fulfilled!
J
Jill
Sand is the small stuff. Don’t stress over the small stuff.
T
Tiffany
To relax
S
Samantha
Always make time for the important things in your life, because that’s what will truly make you happy. The rest will follow and can be taken care of when time allows. But you must also know and realize what is truly important like family and friends and what is not like cleaning and working all the time.
M
Makiy
Rocks
G
Gustavo
Enlightening
You realize that you need a simple metaphor to make sense of life.
S
Scott
Put what important first
D
Diana
I need to take my proities and figure them out
D
Dana
I was already familiar with this story
A
Anahi
To free your mind
S
Stel
Prioritize what’s really important to myself in life.
B
Bee
Never take the simplest things for granted.
C
Caoimhe
To remember what is important
H
Hailey
That you should not spend you whole looking at the small things in life.
C
Clarissa
About prioritizing my family
K
Kim
Take care of important things such as family while not really worrying about the small things
B
Bradie
Make sure you make time for all things in your life!
B
Beth
Nothing. Already heard the story.
C
Chris
Prioritize
A
Ashley
Priorities
M
Morgan
Spend more time on the fulfilling things in life instead of focusing on the lesser things.
b
brylee
i need to set my priorities straight and work on the bigger goals before i work on the smaller ones
C
Cyndi
Focus on what’s important first then everything else
T
Talley
The small agitations are not worth taking the time away from enjoyment.
B
Beth
Appearances aren’t everything
B
Boback
It was beautiful. Thank you
G
Georgia
I already know the story
N
Nefra
Don’t sweat the little things.
K
Kristen
Don’t sweat small stuff
W
Wendy
Take care of the big things first
D
Dasha
Day 1
I learned that, in life you need to take care of the more important things first like your family if you don’t there will be no room in life to do that!
A
America
Recognize your rocks and take care of them
I learned that taking care of ourselves and those around us is important. Making time to laugh and enjoy the little things
C
Claudia
Appreciate life. Life is not filled by the little things. It’s the big things that fill your life, the rest is added extras
N
Nussiebah
Our time is limited so we should manage our priorities
E
Elaine
Rocks first
U
Uzma
One must have their priorities set out right. This is such a motivating story of the Jar and makes a lot of sense.
J
Julie
I learned that I need to remember the items that are sand!
L
Lisa
Don’t sweat the small stuff
S
Samantha
Day 3
My mind went to making time for yoga and meditation. I spend too much time wasting time wishing I had done more self care at the end of the day
A
Alena
make the most important things in your life a priority
K
K
Lo importante primero!
C
Case
Priorities
F
Felisha
Everything else.. is just sand!
S
Sana
Set your priorities. Take care of the rocks first, the things that matter.
B
Brittany
Stop letting the little things interfere with all the things that mean the most to you!
M
Mark
Yes
C
Chasey
Nothing
B
B.
𝕀 𝕟𝕖𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕡𝕣𝕚𝕠𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕫𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕥𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕦𝕣𝕖 "my rocks” Currently i feel as if my life is only small things, the sand. I need a change. Royce could be that positive change. He is my most mature viable and appealing solution, escape, and ROCK! He will be an opportunity to grow and become myself, or at the least/most the me i want to be! Hmmm...
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abby
set my priorities. everything will work out if you put in time.
K
Kelly
Wow! I have two college students that this would be a great exercise to do with them! Really helps put perspective on what is important in life! Write the names of the important things on the actual rock before placing in the jar!
S
Sally
Nervous
I feel so scared. Leaving for college is not as easy as I thought it’d be. Leaving my family, boyfriend, pets is all so scary. I’m worried I’m going to get lonely and feel out of place or even homesick. I hope everything goes better than I might expect.
a
abigail
to focus on the things you care about
n
nada
organes life
A
Alexei
Things I should have done before
J
Jaishon
Take care of the important things in life.. everything else will fall into place
M
Maria
Jeg er mere en bare knogler og kød
M
Maria
How to spend the time I have left in this world with loved ones and not so much stressing about everyday life stress.
C
Cara
Take care of what is most important don’t sweat the small things
A
Ashley
Don’t sweat the small stuff, focus on the more important parts of your life.
J
Jordyn
To not really worry and think about the things that really matter
L
Lori
To be calm
L
Lisa
Focus on the rocks and remaining time will tend to the sand of life
J
Julie
Spend the majority of your time, effort and life on the important stuff.
H
HP
Prioritizing and differentiating between what is and is not important
H
Hannah
Take care of yourself.
H
Helen
Focus on the big stuff. Not the small stuff
J
Jennifer
Prioritize the important things.
S
Suzanne
To not sweat the small stuff
S
Sophie
Stay calm and not sad
C
Christine
Gratitude
I learned to be grateful for the basic things in life - it is what matters 🌸🌸🌸🌸
B
Brianne
Loved
I learned that I need to not let the little things be turned into big things. Focus on the important and let the unnecessary stress go.
A
Alexis
Felt alone
I learned that I need to take care of myself physically and mentally.
J
Jennifer
Rocks
I learned that rock are more important, I. Other words do fret about little things they will work themselves out. Your rocks are your family and they need you most and first!
B
Bobby
Realization - Family / Myself
I worry and care more about work than myself and family. I wake up everyday, weekends too concerned about what needs to be done at work, what I need to do and who isn’t accomplishing their goals. I am out gas! Emotionally, physically and spiritually. I’m not hitting my personal goal. I’m disconnected not concerned about my family
J
J
The Order of importance
Rocks important things Pebble other things that matters Sand small stuff If u put the sand in first you won’t have room for rocks and Pebbles. Take care of the rocks first everything else is just sand
J
Jamie
i felt i was not alone
i learned that i would take care of myself and be with my family and not have stress over stuff that i dont need to worry about and do my homework so i wont be dumb and be smart and get help too and yeah thats it.
C
Cheyenne
Irreplaceable :
I learned that you need to focus on the things that cant be replaced instead of stressing on the “sand” that only fills the empty spaces.
s
sacar
gratitude and priorities
I realized that I have heard this story before but reading other people's inputs made me realize that I'm not alone. I have a great loving family and maybe I should try to connect more with them. Find things we might have in common and start from there? Also. Try to figure out what makes me happy and fulfilled.
A
Anahi
Priorities
I realized that putting the bigger things first should be the most important things you do, paying attention to the small stuff all the time will make you miss out on what really matters.
H
Heather
Rocks in a Jar
I learned that setting your priorities straight can really impact your life. You have room in your life for a lot, but you have to prioritize it correctly. Otherwise the little, less important things consume all your time and energy, leaving little to no room for what brings you life.
M
Moryssa
Stressed and angry
I am so stressed and angry over such a shitty day at work. An coworker couldn’t act like an adult and be to work on time and I was the one lectured and yelled at for not calling and figuring out where they were sooner when I was swamped and busy with business and customers🤬🤬
B
Brandon
rocks in a jar!
I learned that my rock(s), my son, is the most important person to me and should always take 1st place in my life. I have struggled with this and have came up short one to many times. I am thankful for his unconditional love and his ability to forgive me for when I come up short. therefore I should stop giving attention to the sand and lean how to forgive and show empathy towards others just as my son done so many times for me. love you Brandon Allen, Dad
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Emelie
Jag har börjat inse att jag betyder mest i mitt liv. Jag är byggstenen för mitt liv
Jag behöver lära mig att skifta fokus mot det som betyder mest
K
Kathryn
Help
I learned that I’m my own rock, and I need to do this for myself and my happiness
A
Alexia
Rocks > Sand
It’s far more important to spend time with your loved ones rather than chasing after “sand.” Without these “rocks” (my family and friends), my life would be meaningless and empty. There would be no love in my life.
E
Estelle
I learned that you have always time to do the dishes
Take a walk On the wild side and don’t have an excuse for not doing it because you have always time to do the dishes.
BH
Billie Hart
I love this story!
Pay attention to the important things spark s appreciation inside
Vr
Vitória
A primeira experiência
Me senti tranquila durante maior parte do tempo, e percebi que fiquei um pouco inquieta quando, dentro da minha cabeça, achei que já haviam se passado 3 min e o áudio ainda não havia acabado.
M
Melanie
My rocks
I learned a long time ago that only the rocks are important but always need a gentle reminder every once in awhile. Thank you!
S
Sanna
Rocks in a Jar
This was something I needed to hear right now! I think it would be a good idea to write down as a reminder what are my rocks and pebbles, and what I consider to be sand. So I can remind myself from time to time what matters the most!
T
Tola
How I am feeling
At first I was kind of stressed because I had to clean my room and get ready for today but after listening to that meditation thing I started to feel OK.
A
Annie
Rocks in a Jar
I have felt all out of sorts today, and my daily Aura session always works to set me right! Today did just that, with a sweet story that is all the more significant to my life currently.
W
Wilma
Rocks in a jar
I learned that everything else, like the sand, only fill the small spaces in our lives unlike the rocks that fill the biggest spaces in our lives.
V
Vaness
Sand
I feel that the sand gives us anxiety and the rocks take it away.
E
Ella
Rocks in a jar
A lovely message. x As it said, if you put the little things first, you will have no room for the things that matter in life 💕
B
Bill
What i learned
I learned that life is too short to focus on the sand in our lives. Focus on what truly matters. The rocks.
P
Paiton
Beautiful 💕
look on the bright side of life. It’s important to prioritize ❤️
P
PoY
Most importance thing
Health & Family is the Rock. They are important than Job, House or Car which is just pebble. Any other things is just a sand. Do things in this order will help your life to be better fit.
AT
Anneston Tempest
Rocks in a jar
Focus on the important stuff in life. If you spend all your time focusing on the small stuff that later in life won’t matter then there won’t be any time for stuff that really matters in life, like health and family.
S
Smrithi
I’m sad
I learned that i should set my priorities but my rocks never have time for me. My parents dont want to spend time with me no matter how much i try. They just want me to study and get good marks. I work really hard but they dont see that and they constantly criticize me for losing marks. I just want to be happy...
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Isaay Rubalcava
Hopeful
I learned that I should do things that make me happy and that everything I did depende on my actions so I decided to make room for the things I want to do other then be told what to do
A
Angela
Intention
Taking time to open my eyes, my heart, and intentions for peace and kindness to all I encounter no matter who they are.
A
Audrey
Priorities
Focus on the rocks -- the big stuff -- the stuff that really fills my life.
D
Diksha
Priorities
I learned that I need to prioritize what’s important to me and not let the small things consume me.
D
Damia
i felt calm
my body was relaxed but it returned to its original state it was in before the video. it was hard to try and focus and actually let go.
R
Ronnie
Help me
I need help with living and staying alive. I am drowning in my own mind.
G
Gemma
Rocks in a jar
I learned that I hadn't been paying enough attention to my family, and was worrying too much about the small stuff.
k
kaitlynn
rocks in a jar
i learned that you can’t only focus on the little things, always make room for what you truly value.
A
Ashley
I felt anxious prior to listening.
After listening I learned I need to quit worrying about things I cannot control and worry about what is right in front of me; like my kids, my husband and the things that are important to me.. take advantage of your youth and your health because one day you may not have that..
B
Becky
Fell asleep
I don’t remember the end of the story because I fell asleep. I wish I could of stayed asleep 😴
W
Wendy
Rocks in a jar
Focus on the rocks in your life and everything else will fall in place
C
Claire
Feeling okay
I felt relived. Then I go back to reality and realize the stuff I need to do.
A
Ana
I felt calm. No thoughts my mind just blank
I learned that prioritizing is important. Take care the big things first. The small stuff isn’t important
A
Ana
I felt calm. No thoughts my mind just blank
I learned that prioritizing is important. Take care the big things first. The small stuff isn’t important
L
Lexi
Big and little
This taught me that instead of thinking about the small things in life like, dinner parties and cleaning, look up and see what’s around you a nice,caring family, make sure that you take granted of the big things in life and only on occasions the little things
A
Asianah
Lesson one
Not to be too distracted by materialistic things when my loved one's are always there for me
P
Patrycja
Take care about the rocks
I learned that I should pay more attention to people around me. My family, dear friends and my own health. That was kind of inspiring. I'll try to follow the instructions and be more cheerful and more keen on important people in my life.
A
Andrew
Football
I learned that I now have to pay attention more on school and set my priorities straight
L
Leatha
That story annoyed me. I knew where it was going before it started and totally valid point but 😒
I get annoyed by moralistic stories. I don’t see how that was supposed to help me sleep. If anything I will lay awake thinking about how annoying it was 🤣
T
Terry
My Family
The important things in my life, if I have nothing else but this, this is all I need.
D
Daria
Refocus
Although I can be distracted by irrelevant, annoying events, etc., I need to take a step back. Take a breath. Don’t take the bait; don’t be so quick to respond to the sand. I need to refocus to be sure that the important things are what really get the majority of my thoughts, time, and actions
B
Brandon
I feel
Like this told me not to give up and that my life is worth more than what I think it is
P
Pat
Short story
A short story that felt very inspiring and taught me about the really important things in life.
P
Poppy
Rocks in a jar
I felt dizzy when closing my eyes listening to this and feel dizzy now writhing this. The story made sense but left me questioning what is the sand in my life.
K
Kenzie
Me
I could finally relax and fall asleep a lot quicker. The stories are so peaceful and relaxing. This is my new favorite app. 😁
A
Alisha
I love it
It helped me relax a lot more and the music in the background is just so soothing.
Y
Yolanda
Moody me
I have depression triggers. I can’t deal with the loss of family well anymore.
T
Tanmay
Very simple, yet poignant.
I learned about priorities. My family, my partner, my friends always come first. The career, the hobbies, the security will come and go, but the rocks will always be there to support us. The sand will be present to always fill in the little gaps with excitement, emotion, arguments and experiences, but we should not let the sand cloud our life first. I love my family and my girlfriend and I wish all the people courage and peace.
P
Paola
Rocks in a Jar
I learned that my Family, Friends, My boyfriend, and other people that I love come first than anything else and that they should always come first no matter what
I
Isa
What I learned
I learned that your family and friends are your priorities in your life
I
Isa
What I learned
Work comes and goes but family and friends can go so set your priorities
C
Chris
Life
I do focus on small things sometimes. I sometimes do this as a diversion from larger issues at work. They are also easier to accomplish. I need to focus on the larger issues at home vice work and not the nit noid issues anywhere.
M
Meghavi
i felt calm,the music in the background birds chirping and sound of water...realxed me!
i learned that i need to focus on my important things,..ignoring the small stuff that bothers me which is of no use
L
Laney
Priorities
I learned that you should take care of the things that are critical for your life. Not the smaller things. The big things come first.
K
Karrine
Really great story
I learned that there are a lot of different thing that are important and others are less. I also learned to manage my time better
I
Isabelle
Today
I am more bossy than I thought because when I listened to myself talk to some of my friends I am bossing them just a bit. But then i realize that they are really mean to me and take advantage of my not noticing that they are bullying me.
L
Liesel
Order Matters
As I listened to this, I recognized that the order in which you place the items in matters, which has a symbolic meaning. If you fill the jar to the brim with rocks first, then there will still be room to fill it further with pebbles and then sand. However, if you start with what is not as important, the sand or the pebbles, your jar will no longer hold any rocks. Also, the jar was still considered to be full by the students with just the rocks in it, before there were pebbles or sand. Nurture the rocks. Nurture the most important things in your life. If everything else disappears, your life will still be full to the brim. ❤️🙏
R
Ravi
Just relaxed
Quite well . It's a beginning for me .And I feel it too good .
Z
Zayma
I realized my ex boyfriend that I’m still stressing about is my sand
I learned that I need to focused on what really matters, I wish to truly carry that message on with me every day
D
Diona
I need to focus on me.
I learned to breath and think positive thoughts throughout my day.
A
Alex
Challenges
It’s so easy to lose sight of the important things and let the small things take over. Definitely needed a reminder today of what is truly important.
A
Andrews
Life
I learned that i have to put more priorities on things that give life meaning and everything else will fall to its perfect place. Thanks
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Nicole
I love this!
This message is awesome! Thank you God for my fiance, our boys and furry babies 💞.
D
Danae
Lesson learned
I have learned to take a moment to center myself and that life is about the important things everything else will fall into place
A
Alessia
I really loved it
This story was exactly what I needed today, it was so beautiful and precious. I learned a lot from it and I think that I will try to pay more attention to the things that I ignore because I think that they are taken for granted like my family.
T
Tina
My Life....
I love that I have been living this way for the past year. What a great feeling! I loved this story. It truly speaks volumes. “EVERYTHING else is just sand”....❤️
J
Jill
Perfect analogy
I couldn’t think of a more perfect analogy than this one. Life is too short to think about the little things. We all have to remember that in the complexity called life. Make it matter. Make it count. 💙💙
C
Carrie
Don’t sweat the small stuff
I learned that I am forced to pay attention to the big stuff now because I am in a time crunch. But, that’s good. No time for the trivial that I used to spend too much time on.
M
Mayu
To fill up the jar with sands...
Yes, there were time that I filled up my jar with sands; trivial things. Now that I emptied my jar, I have a plenty of room for the rocks to fit in. I will always make sure not to fill it up with sands.
T
Tasia
Too much sand
I realized that the majority of the time, I fill my jar up with sand, when it needs to be filled with rocks. I tend to only allow the very top of my jar to be filled with rocks because I get overwhelmed with the giant amount of sand specks.
M
Maggie
Rocks
I learn that I tend to focus on the tiny little micro things that don’t even matter, my cleaning, one day I’ll feel off and only care about that situation.... I need to focus on the important things that make me happy!
S
Sybil
Use your resources well
Resources are limited - time, energy... Invest them well. Prioritise the things that contribute to your happiness and well-being and push down the rest.
A
Alex
Jar of rocks reflection
My priorities are focused on the pebbles and sand. I need more time for the rocks.
K
Kathy
Rocks, Pebbles, Sand
My life has been more focused on pebbles and sand. I need to give more or equal time to the most important things in my life
M
Molly
Eye Opener
It helped me open my eyes and my inner perspective on what’s really important. Balancing my time wisely. Something so simple Broken into words that can be heard This audio is such a gift Thank you
J
Jenn
Important Reminder
I feel like I have so much more perspective after hearing that story. It’s not the first time I’ve heard it, but it’s such an important reminder for me to remember and recognize my “rocks” and keep my pebbles and sand in check! 💕💗💕
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Donna
Thank you, thank you for helping me to relax.
I need to learn to focus more during meditation. I’ve always been one to allow my mind to wonder during sessions and actually this story helped me to realize how to begin on working on that issue for me.
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Nerdette
Small story big reminder
I feel like this story has a big reminder especially for me...I tend to put so much before my happiness, my job, cleaning, basic duties to family. When it’s done I haven’t done anything truly enjoyable during the day nor have a had a good laugh and feel guilty for not spending quality time with my family. I saved this story to reminder me focus on what matters and happiness.
C
Caleb
I felt at peace and quiet.
The important things need to come first. Thanks for the update
GT
Ginger Tenorio
Good and reminded of what is important to me I felt more focused. Thankful.
That I am in control of my life and what matters and how I put things in the right priority above the things that are not so important.
A
Alison
Just when you think you're focusing on rocks, you're focusing on sand
We want to think we're always focused on the rocks but it is so easy to divert our attention to sand. It's important to replace rocks with sand every once in a while and even drain out the sand and start with fresh pebbles.
L
Lisa
I do this often
I truly need to learn/practice putting those things first that truly matter. But recognizing what those are is the hardest part; letting the other things go will take practice and I will falter, but I can always remove them from the jar.
E
Emmy
Importance
This was meaningful in a way it's telling us to do be and be big and the little things will line up with what they can and what we let them this has helped me realise some things
H
Herim
I liked this
The way she said about how to do it, made me feel good. I need more of how they tell us what to do and guide
M
Madi
Relax
I felt relaxed and my anxiety levels slowly going down, this is extremely helpful.
D
Dee
Priorities
This was a great analogy on how to prioritize life. I’d heard it before but have many in my life who need to hear it
J
Jake
Happy, and alone.
No matter what people think about me I'll still be myself...
A
Aubrey
Rocks
I really need to focus more on my rocks and not let the pebbles and sand get to me. What a great analogy!
L
LeeAnn
Rocks
Not taking the big things in life for granted. Making time and room for them. Making them the priority and everything else like work and daily tasks as second.
K
Keisa
Rocks in a Jar
I need to take care of me first. I need to take care of me first.
An
A'nyriah
Great life lesson
I learned that when you spent too much time on the small things (the sand) ,you won't have enough or good enough time for the more important things to you (thevrovks and pebbles).
H
Helen
Rocks in a Jar
I need to start prioritizing things that are important to me in order to make room for them.
L
Lucie
Wow! I loved this analogy.
I really need to take this with me each day and remember that it’s time to stop filling my jar with sand
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Erika
It’s all small stuff
I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about all the “sandy” things on my to-do list and can let myself get overwhelmed by them and put off the bigger, more important things that might require just a small bit of activation energy or effort. I would like to not let myself get worked up about the sand and reserve my time and energy for what is most important—my family, my partner, and our wellbeing.
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cr
rocks, pebble, sand
it is more important to concentrate on the important things in life, all the rest is just sand💗
L
Lindsey
Priorities
I learned that focusing on what truly matters in life, family, my health... all other things will fall into place
E
Ermira
Ermira’s felt
I felt so good. I mean my friends,And my positive friends what love me. I felt like so good , because I’m lucky to have what I have.
D
Debra
I felt comfortable
Relaxing focus on the important things in life the most important things
D
Darwin
Priorities
Sand will be sand, pebbles and rocks have uniqueness in a jar, sand just fills
A
Amanda
Our jars can be filled
There is no everlasting or un-fillable jar and the same goes for us. There is such thing as too much. Even with priorities in order, there is a point when your jar will be full.
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Tyra
Collected
Finally, I can collect some of my thoughts... just breathe... I feel a sense of ease
T
Tulo
Life
I learned that it’s all about balance. The little things are important, and you can take time to collect your thoughts and prioritize the rocks, pebbles and sand...
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Sheri
I feel inspired.
It encourages me to reflect upon my current priorities, by hearing this analogy.
S
Sherry
I don’t need to worry about the little things because what fills my life are the rocks♥️
I don’t need to worry about the little things because what fills my life are the rocks♥️
S
Sherry
Priorities
Set your priorities straight...don’t sweat the small stuff because life is too short and everything you worry about getting done will get done. People you love need your attention more than those things.
JK
Johnson Kevin
Priorities
I learnt that I can still rise and start again and I’m sure imma make it up ❤️
K
Kim
What I've learned
I learned that you should always identify your priorities, if you prioritize the less important things, there would be no room for the ones that really matter.
T
Teila
I felt a sense of direction leading me closer towards my family
I learned to prioritize what’s meaningful in my life and what’s beneficial. Ok
M
Megs
Really Important
Focus on what is really important in your life. Family, friends, health; the rest is just sand.
D
Diamond
Honesty
I Learned That If You Spend Time On Things That Dont Matter Most You Won’t Have Time For The Things That Do .
J
Jacinta
Start new
If there is something you want to do don’t question,because you will always have time. Pace yourself and think, what can I do to change.