The Seminar leader confidently walked around the room with a raised glass of water while leading a seminar and explaining stress management to the audience.

Everyone knew the leader was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘Half empty or half full?’

They were all fooled.

“How heavy is this glass of water?” the leader inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz.

The reply, “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
The leader 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 it is 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.

1.  Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue!
4.  Drive carefully… It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
7.  It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
10.  Nobody cares if you can’t dance well.  Just get up and dance.
13.  When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
2.  Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
5.  If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
8.  Never buy a car you can’t push.

11.  Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
14.  Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
3.  Always read material that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
6.  If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
9.  Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.
12.  The second mouse gets the cheese.
16.  Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
17.  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.
19.  Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.
18.  A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY

20. Save the earth….. It’s the only planet with chocolate!

Send this to ten people you love!!  I better be one!!!!
Today someone asked me if I liked you all.  I laughed, and  said, “Ha! That’s funny!!   I absolutely LOVE them!!  They’re funny, caring, crazy as heck, sweet, beautiful, they’re reading this message right now and I love them!!”
Be the kind of person that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says~~

“Oh Crap, they’re up!”