Posted by: tgonzales | February 27, 2015

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, Linda sent the above items in an email. I liked it so much I had to share it with all of you. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I know I am planning on it and hopefully will have some crocheted things to share. This was my way of trying to de-stress.  🙂


  1. I see I’m the first to like this! But I know I won’t be the last. 🙂 #5, 6 and 7 are my favourites xxx

  2. Thanks for sharing. It made me smile. 🙂 Hope you have a nice weekend.

  3. What a fun and positive read!! Thanks Tamara! I think you embody this, which i why people are drawn to you! Have a super weekend!!!

  4. Oh how I needed this today. And yes sometimes I feel like the statue. Love you girl and thanks for posting this. sw

  5. And I love 10 and 20! How about. Don’t assume anything as it just makes an ass out of u and me .
    Have a great weekend, I’ll be in the garden or stitching.x

  6. What wonderful and correct sentiments Tamara! I’m happy that we’re friends and that you share your experiences with all of us.

  7. Great post. Thanks for sharing.x I agree with the chocolate one especially!

  8. #21 ~ Sometimes you’re the cat. Sometimes you’re the litter. 😉

  9. Love it thanks for sharing Tamara . Makes alot of sense.

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