Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The True Meaning of Stress

I received the following in an email the other day, and thought the words of wisdom worth sharing with my friends.
The True Meaning of Stress
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, let 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!"
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.  It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
8.  Never buy a car you can't push.
9.  Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
10.  Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
11.  Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
12.  The second mouse gets the cheese.
13.  When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
14.  Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
15.  You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
16.  Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
17.  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.
18.  A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
19.  Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today............
20.  It was I, your friend!
Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!

God is crazy about you.  He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.


myjoyproject said...

Awww I love this!!

Rita said...

Great list! Worth reading twice. :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Deanna! Great post and I love the list. I'm gonna send this to a few people. Stay cool!

AliceKay said...

Nice post. The picture at the bottom made it doubly good. :)

ChicagoLady said...

Very nice! I've seen the 20 "words of wisdom" at the bottom, but not the part about the weight of burdens. I might just have to pass that part on. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow so many feelings I felt with this post I absolutely loved it and the quote at the end about God and flowers and sunshine touched my heart and made me smile big time, thanks so much for sharing Punkn!!! HUGS!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Awesome-sauce!! Thanks for sharing this!

That corgi :) said...

I loved this; God is crazy about you. We need to remember that! He really is for us, not against us! All great words of wisdom too! Love that "the second mouse gets the cheese". I hadn't thought of that one before :)

enjoy the rest of your week!


Toriz said...

Loved this; thanks for sharing!

Texas Gal said...

Great post!! So very true to life too...

Intense Guy said...

Hugs! Thanks for the awesome list! As odd as it sounds... I hope you are the Pigeon this week!!!

LadyStyx said...

I got this one in the mail too.... thinking it was from my mom. Gotta get it posted in the one blog one of these days. Maybe that would be a nice project for later to get my mind off some things...

Jan Holt said...

Great minds thing alike! This was a wonderful gem to share... so glad I have you!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Deanna! Great post to start my Saturday morning! My computer is back! I thought I was going to go crazy!!! I am going to have CH read this when he gets up!

Steve Skinner said...

Outstanding! Your post made my day.