Fwd: Fw: A Great Lesson on Stress

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Date: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 6:02 AM
Subject: Fw: A Great Lesson on Stress
To: SHARON Rohrer 




A Great
Lesson on Stress




A young lady confidently walked around the room while
leading and
explaining stress management to an audience with a raised
glass of
water. 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.

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, "and that's 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

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 – holding stress longer and better each


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.

1. Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some
you're the statue!

2. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you
have to eat them.

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

4. Drive carefully… It's not only cars that can be recalled
by their Maker.

5. If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be

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

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

8. Never buy a car you can't push.

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

10.Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and

11.Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird,
sleep late.

12.The second mouse gets the cheese.

13.When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong

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

16.Some mistakes are too much fun to make only

17.We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some
pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are
colors, but they all have to live in the same

18.A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a

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


20.Save the earth….. It's the only planet with


2 thoughts on “Fwd: Fw: A Great Lesson on Stress

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