A keeper – from email

Stress Management

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked,

‘How heavy is this glass of water?’

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied,

‘The absolute weight doesn’t matter.  
It depends on how long you try to 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. ‘

He continued,
‘And that’s the way it is with stress management.

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. ‘

‘As with the glass of water, you have to put
it down for a while and rest before holding
it again.  When we’re refreshed, we can carry
on with the burden. ‘

‘So, whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a
moment if you can. ‘  

‘Relax; pick them up later after you’ve rested!  Life is short.

Enjoy it!

And then he shared some ways of dealing
with the burdens of life:

* Accept 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.

* Always read stuff that will make you look
good if you die in the middle of it.

* Drive carefully.  It’s not only cars that
can be recalled by their Maker.

* If you can’t be kind, at least have the
decency to be vague.

* If you lend someone $20 and never see
that person again, it was probably worth it.

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is
simply to serve as a warning to others.

* Never buy a car you can’t push.

* Never put both feet in your mouth at the
same time, because then you won’t have
a leg to stand on.

* Nobody cares if you can’t dance well.  
Just get up and dance.

* Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten
by the bird, sleep late.

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* When everything’s coming your way,
you’re in the wrong lane.

* Birthdays are good for you. The more
you have, the longer you live.

* To the world you might be one person,
but to one person you just might be the
world.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only
make once.

* We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp,

some are pretty and some are dull, some have weird names,

and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

‘A truly happy person is one
who can enjoy the scenery on a detour’.

Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today. . . . .

I did.

One response »

  1. In each case, it’s the same weight,
    but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. ‘

    Some mistakes are too much fun to only
    make once

    To the world you might be one person,
    but to one person you just might be the
    world.

    These words are really motivating. I ve been through these situations and I feel someone is writing what I feel. hats off. Only a person who felt it can write it. Love u !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! take care!

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