Daniel Waples – Hang in Balance in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Apparently: 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 enquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
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, 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, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
She continued, “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. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
Remember to put the glass down.
I added the following comment: yes i agree, but that doesn’t mean that you can let go off it (the glass) it is more like tipping the water out one drop at a time.
Depression is an evil beast with many heads, bodies, tails and disguises, no one will be affected in the same way you are and no one can be treated in the same way either. However medical physicians and psychologists are just beginning to understand this fact, that one treatment does not fit all.
But for today what drop will you let go off?
For me i am having lunch with a friend called Susan. Not only am i having lunch with her we are going out for lunch. Two days ago i was in a panic over the fact that she had asked me, yet i have known her 20 years, but we do not live in the same country anymore and therefore do not stay in touch as much as we should. However i know i do not need to explain myself to her as she already knows me.
Then there is this to make you smile: