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    Default Thoughts and words of wisdom

    Lots of good thoughts follow.

    Stress Management ...

    A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked,

    "how heavy is this glass of water? "


    called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

    The lecturer replied,

    "The absolute weight doesn't matter.

    It depends on how long you try to 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. "

    He continued,

    "And that's the way it is with stress management.

    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. "

    "So, before you return home tonight,

    put the burden of work down.

    Don't carry it home.

    You can pick it up tomorrow.

    Whatever burdens you're carrying now,

    let them down for a moment if you can. "

    "Relax; pick them up later after you've rested.

    Life is short.

    Enjoy it!

    And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

    * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

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

    * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

    * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

    * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

    * If you lend someone 20 Pounds and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

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

    * Never buy a car you can't push.

    * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

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

    * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

    * The second mouse gets the cheese.

    * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

    * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

    * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

    * Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

    * 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.

    " A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

    Have an wonderful day and know that someone has thought about you today! (that would be me!)
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
    World Traveller

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    An aging woman's prayer.

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    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    I prefer the old practicable one that a lot of us were brought up with . Which judging by present behavourial patterns went out of vogue long ago. Was simply “ sit there and speak when your spoken to”. JS

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