I didn't write it, but as someone who lives with a great deal of stress, I appreciate the thought.
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."
Two Little Peacocks
2 hours ago