Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    L*I*T*A*   429,367
Greater than 350,000 SparkPoints

A great lesson on Stress....

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A great lesson on Stress

A young lady confidently walked around the room while explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. 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.

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 will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

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.

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 has thought about you today


20 *Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!*

thanks for dropping by........
blessings and hugs........lita

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 2/28/2013 5:47PM

    A woman after my own heart - Save the planet - it's the only one with chocolate! I'd give up chocolate, but I'm no quitter! emoticon
Great story, and so true. The longer we hold onto, or carry something, the more of a toll it takes on us. Good lesson on why letting go is so important!
Loved every single bit of this blog - I like #8. Good wisdom, but I wonder if they make one in my size? emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AQUAGIRL08 2/27/2013 8:53PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/27/2013 10:05AM

    Love this one!! thanks Lita!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIVINHEALTHY9 2/25/2013 8:39PM

    Love this, Lita! Thanks for posting it.

For the longest time, stress was my middle name. Glad I finally let some of it go. It's such a relief.

Report Inappropriate Comment
WILLOW49 2/25/2013 9:45AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAAK 2/25/2013 3:19AM

    esp like #20!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRYINGHARD1948 2/25/2013 2:26AM

    Fabulous blog LITA. I'm living through a stress FULL time and this has come just at the right time for me. Thank you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PHOENIX1949 2/25/2013 1:16AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ERIECANALGAL 2/25/2013 12:41AM

    Great blog Lita and so true!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE542 2/25/2013 12:07AM

    Love this very much Lita, thank you, many emoticon

Comment edited on: 2/25/2013 12:08:09 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEAWILLOW 2/24/2013 11:45PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
GOANNA2 2/24/2013 11:43PM

    L*I*T*A* thank you so much. I live with so much stress
and sometimes I wonder why I just can't let go of so
many trivial things that seem to upset me.

I have copied your blog and will look at it every day to
remind myself to just get on with it and not stress so
much. Thank you. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
_CYNDY55_ 2/24/2013 11:43PM

    emoticon Very Much for sharing this emoticon
❤L*I*T*A* !
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Other Entries by L*I*T*A*