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A lesson about stress
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ddnos posted:
My sister sent this to me, and I thought it was great so wanted to pass it on.


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.

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, "and that's the way it is with stress/our fear based thoughts.

If we carry our fear based thoughts all the time, sooner or later, as the
thoughts becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put your fear based thoughts aside for a while and rest before considering them again.

When we're refreshed, we can carry on — we are better able to confront our fear based thoughts and we get better each time we practice letting them go.

So, as early as you can, let go of all your fear based thoughts — do something that supports this — yoga, exercise, dancing, reading, meditating on something pleasant.

Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... Pick them up tomorrow - if you must. Know they are simply fear talking.


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

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 dance.

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 lane.

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

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

17. 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.

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

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

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY

20. Save the earth..... It's the only planet with
chocolate!* I THINK !!!!
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
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slik_kitty responded:
those are funny. he he he


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