This note was sent to me by a good friend Jim Kerrick from Sammamish, WA. This is well worth reading, thank you Jim.
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 8 ounces to 2 pounds. The lecturer replied, “the absolute weight doesn’t matter, it depends on how long you hold it. If you hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If you hold it for an hour, your arm will ache. If you hold it for a day, you may have to call an ambulance. In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer you hold it, the heavier it becomes”. He continued…”and that’s how 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 any longer.” As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When you’re refreshed, you can carry on with the burden. So before you return home tonight or any night, put the burden of work down, don’t carry it home. You can pick it up again tomorrow. Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, put them down for a moment if you can. Especially at this time of the year.
So friends, put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don’t pick it up again until after you’re rested for a while.
Here’s some great tips for helping you do that: • Just accept that some days you’re the statue and some days you’re the pigeon. • Keep your words soft and sweet in case you have to eat them • Wear things that make you look good in case you die in the middle of it • Don’t text while driving. Car’s aren’t the only things recalled by their “maker” • Nobody cares if you dance well, just get up and dance with someone • If everything is coming your way, you’re probably in the wrong lane • Birthdays are really good for you. The more you have, the more you live! • Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once • Truly happy people are one’s who enjoy the scenery on a detour.