Saturday, December 28, 2013

The After Christmas Let-Down

Do you feel kind of let down now that it's after Christmas? I know I do. I look at all the decorations I put up and sort of groan. The following anonymous story has a good presription for the after Christmas let down---let it down! Take a minute to read it and I think you'll see what I mean.
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A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and 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 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, 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.

3 comments:

  1. I'd much rather leave them in His capable hands. :)

    A dear friend passed away suddenly in July, and we're all still processing that event. The adjustments to this new normal are not easy, but leaning on Him makes it bearable.

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