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5/21/12 12:13 P

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Thanks so much for sharing this story!!! I love it. emoticon

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5/20/12 6:05 P

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great story

~Andi~

“Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real…. It is possible…. It’s yours. “
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5/20/12 7:58 A

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Good thoughts...Working through some stress of my own these days...

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5/20/12 7:45 A

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Wonderful story and such a great analogy. Thank you so much for sharing!

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5/20/12 6:28 A

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That's a great story, really made me think!

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5/20/12 1:10 A

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Welcome friend



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5/19/12 10:20 P

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That is a very good story, we are all under so much stress and so much pressure. every day we hear more and more stories of suicides you know it's because they became overwhelmed and ran out of hope.

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5/19/12 8:42 P

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Thanks for sharing that story never thought of it in those term before but its 100% correct Stress is such killer if we don't release it at work 2 of the women I work closely with had heart attacks this week both in hospital I'm sure a lot of it was due to the stress at work

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5/19/12 8:19 P

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Great story...it's just what I needed today. I have been stressing the last two days and the story made a lot of sense. Yes, life is short and we never know when our time is up. I don't want to push my number up by stressing and worrying about things that I can't change. Thank you and have a wonderful and Blessed weekend.

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5/19/12 7:17 P

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Great story and great lesson. We should all let go of our stress for at least part of every day and never take it to bed.

Margaret

Never give up, never quit, never surrender

You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you can’t. It’s a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.


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5/19/12 7:11 P

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emoticon fror sharing that story,it was something that I needed to hear today

Nancy in Columbia,SC

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5/19/12 6:00 P

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I got fooled - I thought the glass of water was going to represent how long one may choose to carry around extra weight & the stresses that choice can bring. emoticon

What this gal has learned to do is to put all stress factors at the foot of the Cross & I try very hard not to go back to pick them up again. After all, when left with our Creator God, they are in the most capable hands ever.

May God bless us all & keep us from believing that our burdens are solely our own to deal with.

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5/19/12 5:51 P

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what a wonderful analogy

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5/19/12 2:47 P

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Thanks, I needed to hear that.

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5/19/12 2:22 P

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ty for sharing

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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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5/19/12 1:46 P

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Love this "story"! emoticon

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5/19/12 1:42 P

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A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and 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. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, put them down for a moment. Relax, pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!"


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