A reminder from home

And sometimes all it takes is a moment while cleaning out your email inbox to have some things become clear... I love you too, daddy.

A young lady confidently walked around the room while 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?'


But 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, after you have done the best you can, “your personal best”, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... pick them up tomorrow” when you are fresh and rested. Learn how to conquer your stress by taking on small burdens at a time rather than all at once. You will achieve so much more and be even more proud of what you have accomplished!


Guidelines for Life:

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the

Statue! Sometimes life sucks!!


2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.


3 * Always read stuff that makes you feel good; In case you die in the middle of it, you will die happy and content!


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!! Count your blessings!


7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others. 

Show them what you have accomplished since then!!


8 * Never buy a car you can't push. Remember, everything important in life may require extra work!


9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.  Never be too proud or too boastful!!


10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance!!


11 * Since it's the early bird that catches the worm, then sometimes wake up early;  Be sure to keep your eye on the important things in life!!

12 * Don’t be despondent if at first you don’t succeed; Despite what they say, the second mouse often does get the cheese!

13 * When everything's coming your way, are you in the wrong lane? 

Be thankful and appreciative for your successes. Don’t be smug. 


14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
Grow old with a good attitude!  

15 * You may be only one person in this lonely difficult world, but you may also be the world to one special person!


16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once. But improve on them each time!     

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.  Take pleasure in other's
oddness! Accept those who are different from you!


18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Master the detours in life!

19 *Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate! 


20 * Have an awesome day and know that someone thought about you today.  
And it was me!!!


Pamela said...

thank you for #6. I have been bugged by someone owing me over 150 ... and seeing that person show up with "new" things and never once offer to pay me back. Haven't seen person in over a year. So I'm changing my thought process right now. ha ha

Deanna said...

Daddy always knows best!

You already know I thought this was wonderful. Now if we can just remember to follow the advice. I'm definitely trying!

Intense Guy said...


I just hope you are feeling better... I know it rains sometimes - but I'd like to think of you in a sunny mood.

Toriz said...

Thanks for the share! :)


ChicagoLady said...

Very good. I received this recently, but there are some definite words of wisdom in it, that we all need some reminding.


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