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Old 07-21-2006, 12:58 AM   #1
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Stress Management

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, 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."
He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management.
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." Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can."
"Relax; pick them up later after you've rested."

Life is short. Enjoy it!

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Old 07-21-2006, 01:26 AM   #2
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And yet it's so true.
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:20 AM   #3
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I whole heartedly agree with this............words of wisdom!
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:35 AM   #4
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Thats true. What a good example of life. Have you heared the one about the mice and the cream?Its a different little life lesson, I heared it in the movie "Catch Me If You Can".

Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse wouldn't quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out.

Because you see, you have to keep struggling until you turn the cream or whatever problem you're drowning in into butter.
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:36 AM   #5
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I just realized my post contradicts your story. Well maybe not. Maybe the mouse floated on his back for a while and then kept buttering the cream.
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