Holding a glass filled with water, a professor asked his students to guess the weight of the glass and the students offered a range of suggestions.
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The professor replied that the absolute weight of the glass or what’s in it doesn’t matter. What matters is how long you hold on to it. If you hold on to it for a minute, nothing happens. If you hold on to it for an hour, your arm will begin to ache. If you hold on to it for hours, your arm will feel numb and paralyzed. The weight of the glass hasn’t changed, but the longer you hold on to it, the heavier it becomes.
The stresses and worries in life are like a glass of water. It doesn’t matter what you stress about. If you worry for a minute, nothing will happen. You think about it for a little longer, you will feel a bit low. But if you think about it all day long, you will feel paralyzed incapable of doing anything.
Always remember, put the glass down.
While I picked up this wisdom along the way, I’ll try to use the suggestion to put the ‘glass’ down.
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With gratitude, until next week.