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Let go of the past!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013



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."
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RUNNING-LIFE 2/28/2013 1:15PM

    emoticon I need this today. Definitely will be sharing with one of my friends who is going through a rough time!

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LZY0108 2/23/2013 11:31AM

    Wow, how insightful. So true! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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JO88BAKO 2/22/2013 5:33PM

    Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for stoping by my blog. Hope you have a great time at hampton beach this summer!!

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SISSIE21 2/21/2013 1:51AM

    Very powerful. I also look at my weight loss as letting go of the past as each pound I gained came from eating to comfort myself and deal with the stresses of life. Losing weight feels more like freedom, not only physical but also emotional freedom as I am learning to fly again! Thank you for this post! emoticon



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68ANNE 2/20/2013 8:23PM

    Oh wow, that is amazing. I never thought of it that way

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AVANELL 2/20/2013 3:11PM

    Great analogy! I chose to cast my cares on the Lord, because He cares about me and wants to carry the load for me!

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CATHEMARIE 2/20/2013 2:43PM

    Hmmmm . . . I needed to hear this today!

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MEXGAL1 2/20/2013 1:44PM

    thank you for sharing...have a terrific day!

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LJCANNON 2/20/2013 1:30PM

    emoticon Great Analogy!! I will be using this, I think! Thank You!!

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/20/2013 1:18PM

    I really like this analogy. Thank you so much for sharing it. It definitely gives you something to think about doesn't it?

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