Just a little something.....

Just thought I would share with everyone a little something I read a while back. I hope you don’t mind and maybe take something from it…

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management 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. :slight_smile:


Sometimes the ability to put the glass down is the problem. Some stresses are inescapable. That in itself can be a stressor.

But with that being said, i appreciate the passage. It offers good sense with remembering.

WORTH remembering!

(Fark! why is there not an ‘edit post’ option in these forums?)

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No stresses are inescapable Paolo. Stress is only a thought after all. Our minds have the ability to deal with things differently. All we need to do is learn how to… :slight_smile:

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great analogy… and i must confess that i originally read your post out of curiosity, because i call my daughter sproogle and i did a double take when i saw your name on here . i’ll be following your lead, and putting this story on another (stroke related) site, it’ll definitely carry well to stroke survivors. (well subarachnoid haemorrhage, in fact). i’ve typed in subarachnoid, but it’s saying that i’ve mispelled it, er, not according to the NHS?! it’s not that it’s a proper noun either, what?! i hate it when that happens, what have i done wrong?. and THAT is about as far as you can wander off topic , sorry.


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Sproogle eh :slight_smile:

My name Spoogle was bestowed upon me by my lovely wife during a 10 day vacation in Amsterdam about 15 years ago. No idea where it came from. Mind you, we had no idea where we were or what was going on most of the time…lol

were you both making the most of local amenities, over imbibed and drifted? so, does spoogle mean something in dutch, i wonder? not according to google, hmm.

my daughter, aj calls me 'zilla, the apostrophe standing in place of the first 3 letters of mumzilla, mum being rarely used any more. at her wedding, 'zilla was even on my place card. aj’s mother-in-law was NOT amused, so aj was.

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