Thursday, November 20, 2008


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:
Remember: "Casting all your care upon him: for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7

* 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 read 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.

*Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

*The second mouse gets the cheese.

* 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.

* 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 colors, 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 thought about you today...

I did.....

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Anonymous said...

I loved this Susan. This has been our focus in Bible study. Everything written hear is so life appropriate.

Thanks for sharing!

Linds said...

Brilliant, Susan - all of it! The first one was superba nd then the other saying s just made me sit here and grin - very true.

Momma Roar said...

That is a great way to remind us about laying down our burdens - I will remember that word picture.

The list is great - the one that really made me laugh was "if you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague" - that really caught me off guard and gave me a good laugh!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a great post true! The sayings sure made me laugh!

Shirley said...

Cute - lots of good quotes to remember.

Betty said...

What a great post! So true! Loved the example of the stress management. It´s something to think about.

Susan Skitt said...

Truly the Lord Jesus carries our burdens when we lay them down. I love that verse in I Peter! Have a great day!

Sohailah said...

wonderful! Thank you!

diana said...

i love this. i have never heard it before.

i also thought about the burden of emotional wounds that we hold on to. they can be big or small, but like you said, the longer we hold on to them, the heavier they get. with these, we can put them down and never pick up again.

thanks susan for sharing this.

It's All Good! said...

Those were fun. Especially like the saying about sticking both feet in your mouth!
God bless,
Brenda :)

Lisa said...

I love the stress management idea in this post...The Lord knew I needed this reminder!