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The glass of water

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I read this on facebook today after another tough day and it was just what I needed to see and read. I put this glass of water down when I got home and said to myself
"enough, don't give the people that bother you the power to bother you." I turned it around and had a lovely evening with the person I loved the most, my hubby!

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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."

Remember to put the glass down.
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once again, came home and read this and agreed with it entirely! emoticon emoticon

(Courtesy of Jimmy Harmon)
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