For those stressful freaks out there…

A short story……

Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students: “How much do you think this glass weighs?”

’50gms!’ …. ‘100gms!’ …..’125gms’ ……the students answered.

“I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is: what would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”

‘Nothing’ …..the students said.

“Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?” the professor asked.

“Your arm would begin to ache” said one of the student

“You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?”

“Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!” …. ventured another student & all the students laughed

“Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” asked the professor.

“No”…. was the answer.

“Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?”

The students were puzzled.

“What should I do now to come out of pain?” asked professor again.

“Put the glass down!” said one of the students

“Exactly!” said the professor.

Life’s problems are something like this.
Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.
Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.
Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.

It’s important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to ‘PUT THEM DOWN’ at the end of every day before You go to sleep.

That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong and can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!

So, when you leave your workplace today,
Remember friend to PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY!


One thought on “For those stressful freaks out there…

  1. Salaam,

    I see that you have the ability to ‘read’ minds 😉
    Thank you for the story. Really 🙂 I’ll put my glass (or glasses rather) down right now.

    Best wishes,

    the story is for me actually for I need to be reminded about letting go the stress that’s in me. Once I used to have an autocratic boss and even 6 months after I quit the job, I still woke up in middle of the night with my heart thumping hard becuz I had a bad dream which my former boss was in it. could you imagine that? glad you like it. and I’m no mind reader, but like they say, birds of a feather flock together, so…
    thanks for coming.

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