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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stress…

When this came to my attention, it really hit home. I am sharing today as I know it will touch some of you as well.

Stress
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.'
'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow.
Whatever burdens you're carrying now,
Let them down for a moment if you can.'
So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.
Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon,
And some days you're the statue.
* Always keep your words soft and sweet,
Just in case you have to eat them.
* Always wear stuff that will make you look good
If you die in the middle of it.
* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be
"recalled" by their maker.
* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again,
It was probably worth it.
* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.
* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time,
Because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
* Nobody cares if you can't dance well.
Just get up and dance.
* When everything's coming your way,
You're in the wrong lane.
* Birthdays are good for you.
The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world,
But you may also be the world to one person.
* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
* 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 colours, but they all have to live in the same box.
*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today..

Tootsie

P.s. Stay tuned for the official Bilbo post on Monday….

23 comments:

Laura..DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Truly words to live by.
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Laura

Evelyn Howard said...

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, It was probably worth it. - I LIKE THIS!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Awesome post Tootsie!
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once....love that one!!
*hugs*deb

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Thanks, sweetie. There were some ideas you shared that I hadn't thought of. I like the $20 one. There have been times I would have gladly paid $20 to rid myself of someone. Ha!

CiNdEe said...

Love the new blog look(-: The 20 dollar thing is a good one(-: Usually its the opposite!!!(-:
See ya on facebook(-:

Cozy Little House said...

This post really spoke to me. Everything in it is absolutely true. And the thought of that glass. How very apt! It isn't the amount inside, it's the length of time we hold it. I'm remembering this! For who knows, I may be the pigeon today!
Brenda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great advice. It seems that we all carry our "Stress" way too long. If we can fix it, then do it. If we can't then forget it. Loved this post. Hope you have a super day. Hugs, Marty

onlymehere said...

Thanks Tootsie. These are stressful times we live in and these are certainly good words to ponder on and remember.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Thanks girl I needed this...now I have spend more to get rid of people I don't care for ha ha!! Hope all is well in your world today my sweet friend...Love ya...Mom Gl♥ria

Barbara Jean said...

Tootsie,
This is great!
Oh to be able to do just a few of those! =)
Would you mind if i shared it at my place? I would be glad to link back to you.

blessings

barbara jean

Nancy's Notes said...

Tootsie, that was just great, thank you for sharing that today! We can fix stress!

Barbara Jean said...

Hey sweetie.
Linked back to you.
posted your sweet face on with it,
(just your smile is a stress reliever)and encouraged people to come over and see your beautiful blog.

thanks for haring

barbara jean

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Great ideas! We all need a pep talk like this!

Eileen

artis1111 said...

Stress can kill you, so it is best to let the worries of the day drift on by and just deal with one thing at a time. Take time to enjoy the day in between the times of stress.. Love this background. Would you please change the bright pink color that comes on first. It is hard to read with the pink. LOL Kathy

artis1111 said...

Stress can kill you, so it is best to let the worries of the day drift on by and just deal with one thing at a time. Take time to enjoy the day in between the times of stress.. Love this background. Would you please change the bright pink color that comes on first. It is hard to read with the pink. LOL Kathy

Valerie said...

Wow. You must know me well! I needed this post. Thank you.

Kathy said...

Great advice...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! I saw your article on Barbara Jean's blog and was so impressed with it. So true - very important for us to remember to do this so we can have some measure of peace and refreshment.

Thanks for sharing this with us. BTW, I signed up as your follower...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Mumzie said...

These words are great Toostie. So glad to meet you. Yvonne :)

Becca's Dirt said...

That was a great post about stress. Not just stress but our attitudes make a difference in how we feel and behave. Thanks for the nice reminder.

The Japanese Redneck said...

A very good post Tootsie!

siteseer said...

True post.... now do you have one to motivate me and get me off my behind? lol just seem to be lacking motivation to move lately.

linda may said...

Tis' a wise woman you are. I am the pidgeon....often.