Tuesday, June 4, 2013

put down the glass

 I am pretty sure that I have used this cute story before, but I think for me at least ...it bears repeating. I recently have been carrying a glass of water ( a stress ) around with me. And yes, I carried it way too long, when I finally decided to put it down I realized that I really should have put it down much sooner. I know better... but sometimes I forget this simple, sweet message. I was grateful for the reminder today!

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
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, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
Found photo of glass of water here:
So these are some quotes that  I need to remember more often!
Good night dear friends, hopefully you can sleep because you have put down the glass too! 
Whenever I'm stressed out, i think about all the good times and just smile. This helps me keep going. If someones having a bad day, just give them a smile.link to resource to talk to your children about boston bombingSo in other words, sit around a do nothing about "it" because if it doesn't happen, it's not your fault. I dislike quotes like this because they convey the message that "it's never your fault if things don't work out?, they just weren't "supposed" to."

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