put the glass down

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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 half full question. instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired, “how heavy is the glass of water?” the answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. she replied: “the absolute weight doesn’t matter. it depends on how long you 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 stress and worries of life are like that glass of water. think about them for a while and nothing happens. think about them for 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. always remember to put the glass down.”

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1 Comment
  • Teresa
    March 12, 2014

    Wonderful advice. I’m going to share it with somebody who desperately needs to learn this lesson. Thank you (ever so much) for sharing!

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