A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘half empty or half full?’…..
She fooled them all…
"How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, "The absolute weight doesn’t matter.
It depends on how long I hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance.
In each case it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
She continued, "…that is the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on."
When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden – holding stress longer and better each time practiced.
So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down.
Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night…
pick them up tomorrow.
… Life is short
- Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue!
- Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
- Drive carefully… It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
- If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
- Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
- The second mouse gets the cheese
- Birthdays are good for you.
- The more you have, the longer you live.
- You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.