Maybe it's because it is "Relationship Thursday" on the Twister or just because when my friend Heather passed this along, I thought it was SIMPLY brilliant!  But check it out for yourself and see if these words of wisdom remind you to just LET GO! Laughing

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 inquired: "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."

So I guess when we feel stressed, it's is important for us to remember to simply put the glass down! <<collective sigh>>

(Photo: Kathi Yeager/KTST)

Do you have a simple but powerful thought on relieving stress? We'd love to hear it!