Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by CarolK, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. CarolK

    CarolK New Member

    Thought everyone whould enjoy reading this. Blessings, CarolK

    Stress Management ...

    A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience,
    raised a
    of water and asked,
    "how heavy is this glass of water? "

    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 becomes. "

    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. "

    "Relax; pick them up later after you've rested.

    Life is short.

    Enjoy it!
    And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

    * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the

    * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to

    * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the
    middle of

    * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their

    * 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
    worth it.

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

    * Never buy a car you can't push.

    * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then
    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

    * 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

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

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

    Have an wonderful day and know that someone has thought about you
    (that would be me!)
  2. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    I LOVE this!!
  3. CarolK

    CarolK New Member

    Yes, I liked this too. And even though I don't agree with it all... it has humor and lots of truth to it!

    Sometimes I think we all need to be reminded to "set the glass down"!! We have a tendency to take on too much and try to be responsible for everything in our lives.

    I believe that is why God said..."Cast ALL your care upon me!!"... He knows we are not designed to carry the weight of all this stress!

    Glad you enjoyed it!

    Blessings to you... CarolK
  4. angeljoe

    angeljoe New Member

    Lol I love the mistakes being so fun part. That was so cute. What a great way to think!
  5. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    This was very good -- smart and funny without being sappy. I'm going to send it to some family members --

  6. Tantallon

    Tantallon New Member

    It's nice to have a smile on your face in the morning.

    Cheers for that

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