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O frasco de vidro e a organização da vida Novembro 10, 2005

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Na sala de aula, o professor estava de pé com alguns objectos em cima da secretária. Quando a aula começou ele, calado, pegou num frasco grande de vidro vazio e começou a enchê-lo com bolas de golfe. Quando não cabiam mais, ele perguntou aos alunos se achavam que o frasco estava cheio. Todos responderam que sim. O professor então pegou num saco de feijões secos e, ao chocalhar o frasco, estes iam entrando para os buracos vazios entre as bolas de golfe. Quando não cabiam mais, ele perguntou aos alunos se achavam que o frasco estava cheio. Todos responderam que sim. Neste ponto, o professor despejou um saco de areia para dentro do frasco. Como é óbvio, a areia ocupou todo o espaço restante do frasco. Quando não cabiam mais ele perguntou aos alunos se achavam que o frasco estava cheio. Todos responderam que sim. Foi então que o professor agarrou em dois copos de café e os entornou lá para dentro. Agora sim, não havia mais espaço. Os alunos desataram a rir !!!

“Agora,” disse o professor enquanto as gargalhadas ainda se ouviam ,”eu quero que vocês reconheçam que este frasco representa a organização da vossa vida”. -“As bolas de golfe são as coisas mais importantes: a família; os filhos; a saúde; os amigos e tudo o que vos é mais querido, de modo a que se tudo na vida desaparecesse e só ficassem elas, a vossa vida continuava cheia!” “Os feijões são as outras coisas importantes da vida: o trabalho; a casa; o carro; -“A areia é tudo o resto das coisinhas pequeninas.” Se encherem primeiro o frasco com a areia, já não há espaço para o feijão nem as bolas de golfe. O mesmo se passa com a vida. Se gastarem todo o tempo e a vossa energia com as pequenas coisas nunca vão ter espaço para as coisas que são verdadeiramente importantes para vocês. Prestem atenção às coisas que são essenciais à vossa felicidade. Brinquem com as crianças. Tirem tempo para ir ao médico, talvez fazer um check-up. Saiam para um jantar romântico. Vai haver sempre tempo para arrumar a casa, para despachar um trabalho que só falta um bocadinho. Tomem conta das vossas bolas de golfe primeiro, das coisas que têm mesmo importância. Tenham prioridades. Para o resto vai sempre haver espaço. Não encham o vosso frasco primeiro com a areia, pois as bolas de golfe não vão caber no fim.

Um aluno perguntou: – E o café o que é ? – Ainda bem que perguntas. Eu ia agora mesmo dizer-vos. É que mesmo que sintam que a vossa vida está cheia, há sempre espaço para beber um café com um amigo.

 

On this day in History – Nov. 10

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0627 – Justus dies. Archbishop of Canterbury
0745 – Musa al-Kazim was born (d. 0799). Shia Imam.
1241 – Pope Celestine IV Gofredo Castiglioni) dies. He was elected during the papal warfare with Frederick Barbarossa, and reigned only 15 days.
1341 – Henry Percy was born (d, 1408). 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman.
1433 – Charles, Duke of Burgundy was born (d. 1477)
1444 – Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Ladislaus III of Poland (or Ulaszlo I of Hungary) are crushed by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and Ladislaus is killed.
1444 – King Wladislaus III of Poland dies killed in battle (b. 1424)
1483 – Martin Luther was born (d. 1546). German protestant reformer.
1549 – Pope Paul III dies (b. 1468)
1565 – Laurentius Paulinus Gothus was born (d. 1646). Swedish theologian and astronomer.
1566 – Robert Devereux was born (d. 1601). 2nd Earl of Essex, English politician.
1596 – Peter Wentworth dies (b. 1530). English Puritan politician.
1605 – Ulisse Aldrovandi dies (b. 1522). Italian naturalist
1617 – Barnabe Rich dies. English soldier and writer
1624 – Henry Wriothesley dies (b. 1573). 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater.
1644 – Luís Vélez de Guevara dies (b. 1579). Spanish writer.
1668 – Louis III, Prince of Condé was born (d. 1710)
1668 – François Couperin was born (d. 1733). French composer.
1673 – Michał Wiśniowiecki dies (b. 1640). King of Poland
1674 – Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherlands to England.
1683 – George II of Great Britain was born (d. 1760)
1695 – John Bevis was born (d. 1771). English physician and astronomer.
1697 – William Hogarth was born (d. 1764). English artist.
1710 – Adam Gottlob Moltke was born (d. 1792). Danish statesman.
1727 – Alphonse de Tonty dies (b. 1659). French explorer and American settler.
1728 – Fyodor Apraksin dies. One of the first Russian admirals
1728 – Oliver Goldsmith was born (d. 1774). English playwright
1759 – Friedrich von Schiller was born (d. 1805). German writer
1764 – Andrés Manuel del Río was born in Madrid (d. 1849). Spanish chemist and minerologist.
1766 – The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen’s College (later renamed Rutgers University).
1775 – American Revolutionary War: The Continental Congress passes a resolution creating the Continental Marines (later renamed the United States Marine Corps) to serve as landing troops for the recently created Continental Navy.
1801- Samuel Gridley Howe was born (d. 1876). American social reformer.
1801 – Vladimir Dal was born (d. 1872). Russian lexicographer.
1855 – Mouzinho de Albuquerque was born. Portuguese militar.
1865 – Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming the only American Civil War soldier executed for war crimes.
1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika saying “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
1871 – Winston Churchill was born (d. 1947). American novelist.
1875 -” Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa” is founded (Portugal).
1879 – Vachel Lindsay was born (d. 1931). American poet.
1880 – Jacob Epstein was born (d. 1959). American-born scuptor.
1887 – Arnold Zweig was born (d. 1968). German author.
1888- Andrei Tupolev was born (d. 1972). Russian aircraft designer.
1889 – Claude Rains was born (d. 1967). English actor.
1890 – Carlos Gardel was born (d. 24 Jun 1935). Argentinian singer and composer (Tango).
1891 – Arthur Rimbaud dies (b. 1854). French poet.
1893 – John P. Marquand was born (d. 1960). American writer.
1896 – Jimmy Dykes was born (d. 1976). Baseball player and manager
1907 – Jane Froman was born (d. 1980). American actor and singer.
1909 – Paweł Jasienica was born (d. 1970). Polish historian.
1909 – Renee Vivien dies (b. 1877). American poet.
1912 – Louis Cyr dies (b. 1863). Canadian strongman.
1912 – Birdie Tebbetts was born (d. 1999). Baseball player and manager.
1913 – Álvaro Cunhal was born (d. 13 Jun 2005 ). Portuguese politician, anti-fascist resistent and secretary-general of PCP (Portuguese Comunist Party).
1918 – Ernst Otto Fischer was born. German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1919 – Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov was bon. Russian inventor
1919 – Moise Tshombe was born (d. 1969). Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1919 – The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (convention ended on November 12).
1925 – Richard Burton was born (d. 1984). Welsh actor
1926 – In San Francisco, California, a necrophiliac serial killer named Earle Nelson (dubbed “Gorilla Man”) kills and then rapes his 9th victim, Mrs. William Edmonds.
1926 – Michinomiya Hirohito is crowned the 124th Emperor of Japan
1928 – Ennio Morricone was born. Italian composer
1932 – Roy Scheider was born. American actor.
1933 – Luiz Sergio Coelho Sampaio was born (d. 2003). Brazilian philosopher and author
1935 – Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, Russian astrophisicist
1938 – Kate Smith, on her weekly radio show, sings Irving Berlin’s God Bless America for the first time.
1938 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk dies (b. 1881). First President of Turkey.
1940 – Walt Disney begins serving as a informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood “subversives”.
1940 – Russell Means was born. American activist
1940 – Screaming Lord Sutch was born. English musician.
1942 – Robert F. Engle was born. American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1942 – Hans-Rudolf Merz was born. Swiss Federal Councilor
1942 – World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.
1944 – Silvestre Reyes was born. American politician
1944 – Sir Tim Rice was born. English composer
1944 – Miguel Cadilhe was born. Portuguese economist and politician.
1948 – Greg Lake was born. American musician
1949 – Ann Reinking was born. American actress, dancer, and choreographer
1951 – Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
1954 – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.
1956 – Sinbad was born. American actor and comedian
1958 – Massimo Morsello was born. Italian singer and activist .
1958 – Myrian Rios was born.Brazilian actress.
1959 – Linda Cohn was born. American sports reporter
1959 – Mackenzie Phillips was born. American actress
1960 – Neil Gaiman was born. English writer
1963 – Mike Powell was born. American athlete.
1964- Kenny Rogers was born. Baseball player
1965 – Eddie Irvine was born. Irish race car driver
1969 – Jens Lehmann was born. German goalkeeper (football)
1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children’s television program Sesame Street.
1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
1970 – Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 launched.
1971 – In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine airplanes.
1972 – Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.
1972 – Shawn Green was born. Baseball player
1973 – Patrik Berger was born. Czech footballer
1975 – The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.
1975 – United Nations Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution was repealed in December 1991).
1976 – Steffen Iversen was born. Norwegian footballer
1976 – Shefki Kuqi was born. Finnish footballer
1977 – Brittany Murphy was born. American actress
1978 – Eve was born. American rapper (Sunil)
1982 – Leonid Brezhnev dies (b. 1906). Ruler of the Soviet Union.
1982 – Yuri Andropov is named secretary-general of the URSS Comunist Party
1985 – Pelle Lindbergh dies (b. 1959). Swedish hockey player.
1985 – Ricki-Lee Coulter was born. Australian singer
1985 – Giovonnie Samuels was born. American television actress.
1988 – Torquato de Sousa Soares dies, Portuguese teacher and medievalist
1989 – After 35 years of communist rule in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Communist Party leader Todor Zhivkov is replaced by former Prime Minister Petre Mladenov who changes the party’s name to the Bulgarian Socialist Party.
1990 – Aurelio Monteagudo dies (b. 1943). Baseball player.
1990 – Mário Schenberg dies (b. 1914), Brazilian physicist, politician and critic of art.
1994 – Louis Nizer dies (b. 1902). British writer.
1994 – José Cutileiro é eleito secretário-geral da União da Europa Ocidental (UEO).
1995 – Ken Saro-Wiwa dies (b. 1941). Nigerian writer and activist.
1995 – In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.
1997 – Telcoms WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).
1997 – A jury in Fairfax, Virginia finds Mir Aimal Kasi guilty of the murder of two CIA employees in 1993.
1997 – Seymour Hersh‘s book “The Dark Side of Camelot” is published; it includes allegations of explicit photos of John F. Kennedy with various sex partners having been taken.
1997 – 19-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in a baby-shaking death less than two weeks ago, has her conviction reduced to involuntary manslaughter and her sentence reduced to time served.
2001 – Ken Kesey dies (b. 1935). American author.
2003 – Canaan Banana dies (b. 1936). First President of Zimbabwe
2003 – Irv “Kup” Kupcinet dies murdered (b. 1912). American columnist and television personality.
 

On this day in History – Nov. 10

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 3:02 am
0627 – Justus dies. Archbishop of Canterbury
0745 – Musa al-Kazim was born (d. 0799). Shia Imam.
1241 – Pope Celestine IV Gofredo Castiglioni) dies. He was elected during the papal warfare with Frederick Barbarossa, and reigned only 15 days.
1341 – Henry Percy was born (d, 1408). 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman.
1433 – Charles, Duke of Burgundy was born (d. 1477)
1444 – Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Ladislaus III of Poland (or Ulaszlo I of Hungary) are crushed by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and Ladislaus is killed.
1444 – King Wladislaus III of Poland dies killed in battle (b. 1424)
1483 – Martin Luther was born (d. 1546). German protestant reformer.
1549 – Pope Paul III dies (b. 1468)
1565 – Laurentius Paulinus Gothus was born (d. 1646). Swedish theologian and astronomer.
1566 – Robert Devereux was born (d. 1601). 2nd Earl of Essex, English politician.
1596 – Peter Wentworth dies (b. 1530). English Puritan politician.
1605 – Ulisse Aldrovandi dies (b. 1522). Italian naturalist
1617 – Barnabe Rich dies. English soldier and writer
1624 – Henry Wriothesley dies (b. 1573). 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater.
1644 – Luís Vélez de Guevara dies (b. 1579). Spanish writer.
1668 – Louis III, Prince of Condé was born (d. 1710)
1668 – François Couperin was born (d. 1733). French composer.
1673 – Michał Wiśniowiecki dies (b. 1640). King of Poland
1674 – Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherlands to England.
1683 – George II of Great Britain was born (d. 1760)
1695 – John Bevis was born (d. 1771). English physician and astronomer.
1697 – William Hogarth was born (d. 1764). English artist.
1710 – Adam Gottlob Moltke was born (d. 1792). Danish statesman.
1727 – Alphonse de Tonty dies (b. 1659). French explorer and American settler.
1728 – Fyodor Apraksin dies. One of the first Russian admirals
1728 – Oliver Goldsmith was born (d. 1774). English playwright
1759 – Friedrich von Schiller was born (d. 1805). German writer
1764 – Andrés Manuel del Río was born in Madrid (d. 1849). Spanish chemist and minerologist.
1766 – The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen’s College (later renamed Rutgers University).
1775 – American Revolutionary War: The Continental Congress passes a resolution creating the Continental Marines (later renamed the United States Marine Corps) to serve as landing troops for the recently created Continental Navy.
1801- Samuel Gridley Howe was born (d. 1876). American social reformer.
1801 – Vladimir Dal was born (d. 1872). Russian lexicographer.
1855 – Mouzinho de Albuquerque was born. Portuguese militar.
1865 – Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming the only American Civil War soldier executed for war crimes.
1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika saying “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
1871 – Winston Churchill was born (d. 1947). American novelist.
1875 -” Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa” is founded (Portugal).
1879 – Vachel Lindsay was born (d. 1931). American poet.
1880 – Jacob Epstein was born (d. 1959). American-born scuptor.
1887 – Arnold Zweig was born (d. 1968). German author.
1888- Andrei Tupolev was born (d. 1972). Russian aircraft designer.
1889 – Claude Rains was born (d. 1967). English actor.
1890 – Carlos Gardel was born (d. 24 Jun 1935). Argentinian singer and composer (Tango).
1891 – Arthur Rimbaud dies (b. 1854). French poet.
1893 – John P. Marquand was born (d. 1960). American writer.
1896 – Jimmy Dykes was born (d. 1976). Baseball player and manager
1907 – Jane Froman was born (d. 1980). American actor and singer.
1909 – Paweł Jasienica was born (d. 1970). Polish historian.
1909 – Renee Vivien dies (b. 1877). American poet.
1912 – Louis Cyr dies (b. 1863). Canadian strongman.
1912 – Birdie Tebbetts was born (d. 1999). Baseball player and manager.
1913 – Álvaro Cunhal was born (d. 13 Jun 2005 ). Portuguese politician, anti-fascist resistent and secretary-general of PCP (Portuguese Comunist Party).
1918 – Ernst Otto Fischer was born. German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1919 – Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov was bon. Russian inventor
1919 – Moise Tshombe was born (d. 1969). Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1919 – The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (convention ended on November 12).
1925 – Richard Burton was born (d. 1984). Welsh actor
1926 – In San Francisco, California, a necrophiliac serial killer named Earle Nelson (dubbed “Gorilla Man”) kills and then rapes his 9th victim, Mrs. William Edmonds.
1926 – Michinomiya Hirohito is crowned the 124th Emperor of Japan
1928 – Ennio Morricone was born. Italian composer
1932 – Roy Scheider was born. American actor.
1933 – Luiz Sergio Coelho Sampaio was born (d. 2003). Brazilian philosopher and author
1935 – Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, Russian astrophisicist
1938 – Kate Smith, on her weekly radio show, sings Irving Berlin’s God Bless America for the first time.
1938 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk dies (b. 1881). First President of Turkey.
1940 – Walt Disney begins serving as a informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood “subversives”.
1940 – Russell Means was born. American activist
1940 – Screaming Lord Sutch was born. English musician.
1942 – Robert F. Engle was born. American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1942 – Hans-Rudolf Merz was born. Swiss Federal Councilor
1942 – World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.
1944 – Silvestre Reyes was born. American politician
1944 – Sir Tim Rice was born. English composer
1944 – Miguel Cadilhe was born. Portuguese economist and politician.
1948 – Greg Lake was born. American musician
1949 – Ann Reinking was born. American actress, dancer, and choreographer
1951 – Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
1954 – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.
1956 – Sinbad was born. American actor and comedian
1958 – Massimo Morsello was born. Italian singer and activist .
1958 – Myrian Rios was born.Brazilian actress.
1959 – Linda Cohn was born. American sports reporter
1959 – Mackenzie Phillips was born. American actress
1960 – Neil Gaiman was born. English writer
1963 – Mike Powell was born. American athlete.
1964- Kenny Rogers was born. Baseball player
1965 – Eddie Irvine was born. Irish race car driver
1969 – Jens Lehmann was born. German goalkeeper (football)
1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children’s television program Sesame Street.
1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
1970 – Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 launched.
1971 – In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine airplanes.
1972 – Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.
1972 – Shawn Green was born. Baseball player
1973 – Patrik Berger was born. Czech footballer
1975 – The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.
1975 – United Nations Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution was repealed in December 1991).
1976 – Steffen Iversen was born. Norwegian footballer
1976 – Shefki Kuqi was born. Finnish footballer
1977 – Brittany Murphy was born. American actress
1978 – Eve was born. American rapper (Sunil)
1982 – Leonid Brezhnev dies (b. 1906). Ruler of the Soviet Union.
1982 – Yuri Andropov is named secretary-general of the URSS Comunist Party
1985 – Pelle Lindbergh dies (b. 1959). Swedish hockey player.
1985 – Ricki-Lee Coulter was born. Australian singer
1985 – Giovonnie Samuels was born. American television actress.
1988 – Torquato de Sousa Soares dies, Portuguese teacher and medievalist
1989 – After 35 years of communist rule in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Communist Party leader Todor Zhivkov is replaced by former Prime Minister Petre Mladenov who changes the party’s name to the Bulgarian Socialist Party.
1990 – Aurelio Monteagudo dies (b. 1943). Baseball player.
1990 – Mário Schenberg dies (b. 1914), Brazilian physicist, politician and critic of art.
1994 – Louis Nizer dies (b. 1902). British writer.
1994 – José Cutileiro é eleito secretário-geral da União da Europa Ocidental (UEO).
1995 – Ken Saro-Wiwa dies (b. 1941). Nigerian writer and activist.
1995 – In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.
1997 – Telcoms WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).
1997 – A jury in Fairfax, Virginia finds Mir Aimal Kasi guilty of the murder of two CIA employees in 1993.
1997 – Seymour Hersh‘s book “The Dark Side of Camelot” is published; it includes allegations of explicit photos of John F. Kennedy with various sex partners having been taken.
1997 – 19-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in a baby-shaking death less than two weeks ago, has her conviction reduced to involuntary manslaughter and her sentence reduced to time served.
2001 – Ken Kesey dies (b. 1935). American author.
2003 – Canaan Banana dies (b. 1936). First President of Zimbabwe
2003 – Irv “Kup” Kupcinet dies murdered (b. 1912). American columnist and television personality.