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life in general

I was going to post this in my own space but decided everyone should read this... think about what it says for all of us here, some of us are fighting the fight and some of you are helping other to fight the fight...

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

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, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down.

Don't carry it home.

You can pick it up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now,let them down for a moment if you can."

So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now.

Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

Here are some great 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 goodif you die in the middle of

* 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 be kind to others.

* 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.

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

* 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. May we all get healthy... in both body and mind... Ronni
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Thanks for taking the time to post the above.....thank you so much for the smile you put on my face.......you know.....I do feel a little bit lighter !!
Love you , kid.
483733 tn?1326802046
this definitely is food for thought.  Thanks for posting it!
106886 tn?1281295172
I am going to do this exercise and read most of the quotes to the kids I work with in Day Treatment (I won't claim to have written it....). I especially loved the 'box of crayons' comment.  I cannot wait until tomorrow now.


Love, Mary
135691 tn?1271100723
I really appreciate you taking the time to post this...what a thoughtful message.
A lesson for everyone...
Love Becky
178345 tn?1242539846
I love this!! I have been quite stressed lately...a good piece of advice...,thanks.....Love, Gia
146692 tn?1314335373
   Thanks for sharing..how beautiful, and how true.
282804 tn?1236837191
Timely.  Going to bed with a less heavy heart.
Thank you
41502 tn?1223520653
I need put put the water glass down. The only time I can shut it off lately, is a late evening ride around the golf course, looking at the scenery and wildlife. I have made it my quiet time to forget all my worries.
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I also will add that when you get ugly thoughts rearing in your head  like fear death and dying  go out to your yard and dig a small hole and bury them.. You can always go back and get them if you want. the symbolic move of burying hurtful harmful and or frightening thoughts works.

Today someone who is Catholic (I am not)  I am a nice Jewish girl from Las Vegas.. is taking me to a unique Basilica  here in Costa Rica to drink the water and they will buy I dont know what it is called but it is brass ovaries little that are blessed and hung in the outside of the cathedral behind glass.  This person wants to heal me and who am I to say that miracles don't happen.People have brought me water from there before.. It is supposedly blessed by the Virgin Mary.. like Lourdes in France..

If you are interested the Basilica is in Cartago Costa Rica and the name is Basílica de la Virgen de los Angeles (Cartago

It is a lovely trip from my home about 1.5 hours and the Cathedral itself is beautiful... will post a picture...
295767 tn?1240191914
BUMP -  GREAT, GREAT post!! I feel I can go to bed now that I have read this. I have not been sleeping well...   Thanks Roni, D
272338 tn?1252284004
  I too have to say thank you for such a wonderful post. Really makes you think!
          Love Chris
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I am bumping this up as there are some people who may need this..
194838 tn?1303432144
I loved this, it definately gave me food for thought .
415684 tn?1257332918
Catching up on the news.  What a wonderful way to boost all of our moods.  Thank you so very much.  Hope your trip was wonderful.  Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way.

Judy C
543028 tn?1282432426
i am so glad i ran across this post
thank u from the bottom of my heart
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