Dealing With Stress
I received the following a few days ago, and thought that this was good enough to share. Stress is something we all deal with from time to time. Hopefully this will help you and me deal with it better in the future. Remember, the followings are not mine ideas or words, and I don’t who deserves the credit.
A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, 'How heavy is this glass of water?'
Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to 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 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.'
He continued, 'And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, the burden will become increasingly heavy: and 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. So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down: don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.'
So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.
(Note from Tennessee Granddaddy: It may be hard just to put down your burden; But not so, if you put your burden in God’s Hands. That will reduce stress when you know God is helping share your burden.)
- Just accept that, some days, you're the pigeon: and, some days, you're the statue.
- Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
I heard this the other day…
The king and the pawn both go into the
same box after the game is over.
always has been, always will be.
Joke of the Day
Only in the South…
- You get a movie and bait in the same store. Maybe tanning booths too.
- "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
- After a year you still hear, "You ain't from 'round here, are ya?"
- "He needed killin' " is a valid defense.
You know those portable signs on a trailer… I saw one outside a little market in SW Virginia a while back. It said:
Fresh Pork Chops
and Rat Poison