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 or Half full” question.
Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired:
“How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
“The absolute weight doesn’t matter.
It depends on how long I 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,
The longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.
“The Stresses and Worries in Life , are like that Glass of Water…
Think about them for a while and nothing happens.
Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt.
If you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
Remember to put the Glass Down