How Old Is Your Brain?

This is AMAZING!

See if your Brain is as old as your body OR if you’re wise beyond your years!!

Read the following instructions since the game is in Japanese:

Procedure of Flash Fabrica Game:
1. Touch ‘start’
2. Wait for 3, 2, 1.
3. Memorize the number’s position on the screen, then click the circles from the SMALLEST number to the BIGGEST number.
4. At the end of game, the computer will tell you the age of your brain.

Good luck!!

Click Here: http://flashfabrica.com/f_learning/brain/brain.html

 


Posted on August 8, 2013 at 2:07 AM
Jennifer Pederson | Posted in Inspire | Tagged , , ,

The Coffee & Mayonnaise Jar

 

 

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They all agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They all agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things-your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full."

"The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else – the small stuff."

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you."

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, then the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled, "I'm glad you asked, It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple cups of coffee with a friend."

We're always up for a coffee/tea break with friends:)

 


Posted on August 8, 2013 at 1:49 AM
Jennifer Pederson | Posted in Inspire | Tagged , , , , ,

Slow Dance

SLOW DANCE

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,"Hi"
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift….
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

Always a nice reminder when the daily grind relentlessly consumes and warps reality of the true priorities in life… 


Posted on August 7, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Jennifer Pederson | Posted in Inspire |