Posted by: tgonzales | February 20, 2013

A Great Lesson on Stress


A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. 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 ozs. to 20 ozs. 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.

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.

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 today.


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

Today someone asked me if I liked you. I laughed, and I said, “Ha! That’s funny!! I absolutely LOVE them!! They are caring, crazy as heck, sweet, beautiful, they are reading this blog post 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 Are up!”

One of my dear friends; who’s name is Linda sent the above items in an email. I liked it so much I had to share it with all of you. Linda, I hope you don’t mind I couldn’t resist reposting it with a few changed-up words. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and hopefully I will be back at the end of this one with something to show you in the way of crochet. This was my way of trying to de-stress.  🙂


  1. Great post, perfect timing – thank you 🙂 Will have to pass on a couple of those points, they are hysterical x

    • I’m glad you liked it Jill and hopefully you can slow down and lift some of that stress from your life every night. 😉 Love, Tamara

  2. Words to live by. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    • Hi Merri! Thanks so much for stopping by. I thought maybe there were other people who were stressing as much as I am right now. I hope you have a wonderful day and the rest of the week.

      Love and Hugs,

  3. Good reminder to let some things go. I hadn’t heard the main story before, makes a lot of sense. Thanks for sharing! Hope you were able to destress a bit, too.

    • Thanks so much Jeanne and yes I did last night. But now it all starts over again. I have so much to do at work before tomorrow and Friday that I can’t see straight sometimes. Oh well! I can only do what I can do. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. Love, Tamara

  4. Love this!

  5. Loved reading this this morning. I’ve seen it before but great reading it again.

    • Thanks so much Anonymous! 🙂

  6. Totally brilliant post! X

    • Hi Cathy!

      Thanks so much for stopping by.


  7. Amen!

  8. Tamara, I hope you don’t mind… I printed this up to hold onto for future reference! ((hugs))

    • Hi Tina!

      I’m so glad that it was useful for you and of course I don’t mind at all! As I said in my post I took it from someone else so feel free to share.


  9. Hi Tamara ~ LOVE this!! Going to print it out for one of my daughters who “lives by stress”. [ugh]

    My fave is #12. 😉


    • Love you Kat! 🙂

  10. Love it. I have read it before and it does a soul good to read again.

  11. Love it. I have heard it before but it did the soul good to read it again.

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