A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and
explaining stress management to an audience;with a raised glass of
water, and 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 tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment.
Relax, pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it
and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!"

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days
you're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to
eat them.

3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the
middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by
their Maker.

5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was
probably worth it..

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a
warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then
you won't have a leg to stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

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

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the
world to one person.

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 colors,
but they all have to live in the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you

20 * It was I, your friend!

*Save the earth...... It's the only planet with chocolate!

Author's Bio: 

Community organizer with extensive experience in high-level constituency outreach and development, marketing. Mobilizer of talent and action in national political and community arenas. Strong track record as an award winning MBA professional, serving community organizations and businesses as a consultant in areas of marketing, management, promotions, personnel evaluation, events planning and finance. Demonstrated expertise in management, connecting leaders, organizing, building coalitions, coordinating volunteers, developing direct mail campaigns, newspaper publication, human relations, research, public speaking and writing. Skilled problem solver, strategic organizer, crisis and risk manager. Author, writer, editor and researcher. Former Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor and former Special Assistant in the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.