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Saturday, April 06, 2013

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and 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 * Never buy a car you can't push.
8 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
9 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
10 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
11 * The second mouse gets the cheese.
12 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
13 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
14 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
15 * 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.
16 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
17 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
18 *Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!* I THINK !!!!
Today someone asked me if I liked you. I laughed, and I said, "Ha! That's funny!! I absolutely LOVE that woman!! She's funny, caring, crazy as heck, sweet, beautiful, she's reading this email right now & I love her!!" Send this to ten ladies you love!! & I better be one!!!!
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says~~ "Oh Crap, She's up!
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SHANALFOSS 5/25/2013 1:11PM

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    Love this, thanks for sharing!

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BASSOONMAGIC237 5/15/2013 3:29PM

    Def. needed this advice!

Happy Sparking! :)

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BAMAJAM 4/8/2013 2:54PM

  I loved #9---
Nobody cares if you can't dance well; just get up and dance!

Took me too many years to learn this---- (smile)

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    Today someone asked me if I liked you. I laughed, and I said, "Ha! That's funny!! I absolutely LOVE that woman!! She's funny, caring, crazy as heck, sweet, beautiful, she's reading this email right now & I love her!!" Send this to ten ladies you love!! & I better be one!!!!

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/8/2013 9:05AM

    Thanks for the uplifting words of wisdom
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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/8/2013 12:48AM

    Wow, that's a really great story with a really good point...hehe followed by some awesome advice. :) (OMG as a treehugger and a chocoholic, I love the "save the earth - it's the only planet with chocolate!")

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    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark mail. What an honor. emoticon

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SJKENT1 4/7/2013 11:16PM

    yep it is the weight of the stress that wears us down... thanks

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    Great lessons on stress management!! Thanks for sharing!!
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MARYJEANSL 4/7/2013 3:55PM

  There are a lot of good points there - well worth sharing.

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    I will definitely pass this on to my daughter!

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LOTUSBURGER 4/7/2013 10:15AM

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

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CICELY360 4/7/2013 10:12AM

  good blog

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KARRENLYNN 4/7/2013 9:06AM

    Chocolate is definitely worth saving the earth for!! Very good points to remember.


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BETHGILLIGAN 4/7/2013 8:41AM

    Love this! Thank you!

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SHANNONY84 4/7/2013 8:40AM

    Thank you so much! I needed this blog! It is great! I need to remember to be more patient and loving in my life!

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    totally awesome... :)

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