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How heavy is water?
February 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I saw this on FB....

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."

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!


  • CrazedMomof2
    February 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM
  • timon95
    by timon95
    February 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    very good and true!

  • reneawesley
    February 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    So true.

  • MichelleK41
    February 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Very cool, thanks for sharing this!

  • arpazia
    by arpazia
    February 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM
    Aw! That's awesome
  • kellynh
    by kellynh
    February 13, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Love this and stealing it!!!!

  • SabrinaLC
    February 13, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Good post!

  • Samanthamommy
    February 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM


  • dusky_rose
    February 13, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    So true!

  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    February 13, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    I love this analogy!

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