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February 5th, 2015, 08:49 PM
Blessings and Joy!

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching a stress management class 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.

February 6th, 2015, 03:13 AM
That's good,and so true too.

February 6th, 2015, 09:33 AM
So so true, but so so hard to do sometimes.

February 6th, 2015, 11:20 AM
A good reminder as many of us have been struggling lately!!

February 8th, 2015, 03:59 AM
Thank you so much ! I need to remember to put it down !

February 8th, 2015, 10:27 AM
I have been carrying the glass for a very long time. I am learning to put it down. Thanks for the reminder. Xox

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February 8th, 2015, 02:21 PM
I have never heard of the glass before... But will help with horrible co-worker... Thank you for the post.