I found this today and found that, especially after the stressful day I've had, it makes a good point... Just have a read:
"A psychologist walked around a room wile 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 8oz. to 20oz.
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 no 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 continues, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happened. Think about them longer and they begin to hurt. If you think about them all day long, you will feel paralysed - incapable of doing anything."
Remember to put the glass down."
I think this is a very good description of stresses and worries. Things you think about more and "hold" for longer end up being the stresses that affect us the most. Admittedly it can, at times, be extremely difficult to just "put the glass down" and stop thinking about it as those worries are a bit part of our lives. So this brings me to the question: How can we put down a glass of water if the ground is uneven?
Now, to you that may sound stupid but if we continue to use the whole concept of the glass of water, the idea of ground being uneven could be representative of the worries that are hard to let go of/put down. You can't just plonk it anywhere because the glass would just fall over and spill so you have to about it another way... By finding the flattest part of that uneven surface, you find a safe spot to put down your worry AND once you find it you still have to put the glass down slowly in case it is a little uneven. This therefore suggests that bigger worries can be gotten "put down" but it might just take a little extra time.
You ready for this? Oh, I get so deep and silly sometimes...
If you look back on the past week and think about whether you've worried about something, whether it be an exam, a relationship, or a situation, how easily could you out that glass down? If you even put that glass down at all... If you're still carrying it, it's probably beginning to hurt quite a bit now...
I don't want to sound like a counsellor or teacher BUT if you're really hurting and finding it hard to find that little flat space on the uneven ground to place your glass of water, ask someone to help. Only to find a piece of even ground. Or, split the glass between you both so the uneven ground space you need is smaller. Either way, friends are there for many things and one is support. They'll help. :)
Wheeeeeeeee! Blog done. That was a short one, I apologise. Ugh, I keep apologising... I'M SORRY THE END HAPPILY FOREVER AFTER AMEN