The Glass 1/2 Full – Relieve that Stress

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, “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 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 – 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.

Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, put them down for a moment. Relax,  pick them up later after you’ve rested. Life is short. Enjoy it  and the now ‘supposed’ stress that you’ve conquered!”

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 makes you feel good..

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.

15 *  You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the  world to one person.

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 thought about you today.

20 *  It was me, your friend!

*Save the earth — It’s the only planet with chocolate!*


  1. I like this list. Some of the items made me feel happy when I thought of them.

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