A young lady confidently walked around the Room with a raised glass of water while
Leading a seminar and explaining Stress Management to her audience. Everyone knew she
Was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘Half Empty or half full?’
She fooled them all. “How Heavy is this glass of water?” she inquired With a smile.
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, 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.” She continued, “and that’s the way it is with Stress.
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 – holding stress longer and
Better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put All your burdens down. Don’t carry them
Through the evening and into the night. Pick Them up again tomorrow if you must.
Deb Scott, BA, CPC is a four-time award winning author of “The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue,” and a top rated Best Podcaster winner of “The Best People We Know Show” on blog talk radio, stitcher and player FM with over 1 million global listeners. Deb spent twenty years as a cardiovascular surgical specialist, winning numerous awards for outstanding sales and leadership skills. In her personal life, Deb battled sexual abuse, others’ alcoholism, dysfunctional relationships, depression, was the sole caregiver to both her parents who fought cancer to their death, and even experienced financial devastation. Today, Deb helps people turn things around in their business, or the business of living, with the discovery of the amazing you. Sign up for Deb’s free mind vitamin monthly newsletter at: http://www.GreenSkyandBlueGrass.comThis content will be shown after all post