A Glass of Water

Hello All,I got this interesting story from a friend and it comes filled with an insightful truth ready for use. So go ahead and make this week a great one and may it exceed all your expectations.
Remember Relationships Do Matter. Enjoy!

A GLASS OF WATER

A Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, “How much do you think this glass weighs?” ’20oz!’…’30oz!’ …..’32oz’ the students noised.

“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’ …..chorused 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 students.

“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 and paralysis, probably required a visit to the hospital for sure!” ventured another student and all the students laughed.

“Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” Asked the professor.
All the students chorused a ‘NO!’.

“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.

Moral of the story:
Life’s problems fit the same profile. Hold them for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK. Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache. Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you that 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 God’s FEET’ at the end of every day before you go to
sleep.

That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh, strong and ready to handle any issue or challenge that may come.

So, friends, remember to ‘ALWAYS PUT THE GLASS DOWN!’
- Author Unknown.

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5 Secrets to a Happy Marriage By Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger (Shine)

In 25 years of studying marriage, Dr. Terri Orbuch, research professor at the University of Michigan and author of the new book “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship,” has found that some of the best relationship advice comes from people who are actually divorced.

WATCH: Is this the Most Epic Marriage Proposal?

In 1986, Orbuch embarked on a long-term study, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which followed the relationships of 373 newlyweds. By 2012, 46% had divorced, about the same as the national average. In interviews with Orbuch, people who had divorced or ended a serious relationship over and over again brought up the same five issues that they would improve if they had the chance to do it all again.

Read the rest of the story here: 5 Secrets to a Happy Marriage.

Signs you are falling in love…

Signs you’re falling in love…

1. You are easily distracted everywhere – work or school.
2. You daydream ‘all’ the time at work.
3. You can’t wait for ‘that’ phone call.
4. You are upset if he doesn’t call or pick up when you call.
5. Your heart beats faster when you think about him.
6. You start listening to ‘slow-er’ songs.
7. You smile when you think about him or her.
8. And you are thinking about her or him right now.

Am I wrong?

#relationshipsdomatter
Image from Blue-Dreams

Few Words…

Few Words… for Aurora, CO

Just like that, another evil and senseless act gains the spotlight. Changed lives, altered destinies and painful memories Just like that!
A simple reminder of humanities frailties!

Let our words be few – hear, feel the pain from families and friends in this moving tribute (Remembering Colorado’s shooting victims – CNN )

Let our words be few – recall a similar story written last month on the avoidable Dana crash titled (Grab Hope).

Let our words be few – for the journey of healing, restoration and reconciliation will require more than mere words.

Let our words be few…but our prayers ‘plenty’ that the journey of restoration, healing and reconciliation begin in earnest and swiftly in Jesus Name, Amen.

Let our words be few – please continue to pray for the victims, the families, friends and the communities for hope and strength because Relationships Do Matter.

Few words…
pFlo*

Vengeance is a passion to…

Vengeance is a passion to get even. It is a hot desire to give back as much pain as someone gave you…The problem with revenge is that it never gets what it wants; it never evens the score. Fairness never comes. The chain reaction set off by every act of vengeance always takes its unhindered course. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both are stuck on the escalator as long as parity is demanded, and the escalator never stops, never lets anyone off. – Lewis Smeades

SEVEN: A Dare!

Experiments are fun says the scientists. Let’s find out: I dare you to enter our ‘Relationship Laboratory’ and conduct one of the following experiments for 7 days. We dare you to take the challenge and share your results shortly thereafter. Was it too easy, difficult or downright useless? We’ll love to hear your story.

Choose one now.

Experiment #1: Compliment your spouse or ‘friend’ once a day for the next 7 days.

Experiment #2: Listen without interruption for the next 7 days.

Experiment #3: Be totally supportive of your spouse or ‘friend’ for 7 days.

Experiment #4: Replace any negative thought with a good one for the next 7 days.

Experiment #5: Tell the truth always for the next 7 days – no embellishments, no fibs or white lies.

Experiment #6: Write a romantic letter (no more than 3 paragraphs) daily for the next 7 days.

Experiment #7: Find creative ways of expressing your affection daily for the next 7 days.

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‘Favorite’

Are you ‘just ready’, looking, waiting, ‘talking’, ‘dating’, in a ‘courtship’ or ‘engaged’ ?
Instead of the constant nag about playing games, why don’t you try playing the right games ?
I assumed your response to be in the affirmative so here is a tip, Play the favorite game, take notes and thank me later, mark my words.

Instructions:
Ask each other the following questions and delve deeper to know why…This will allow both of you to get to know each other better, I guarantee it.
Certainly not an exhaustive list, so feel free to improvise and expand accordingly and appropriately. Go on, have fun!

WHAT IS…

  1. Favorite Color
  2. Favorite or lucky Number
  3. Favorite Flower
  4. Favorite Author
  5. Favorite Book
  6. Favorite Book (non-fiction)
  7. Favorite Bible Passage
  8. Favorite Poem
  9. Favorite Song
  10. Favorite Singer
  11. Favorite R&B Tune
  12. Favorite Magazine
  13. Favorite Meal
  14. Favorite Movie
  15. Favorite Actor
  16. Favorite Musical Band
  17. Favorite Proverb
  18. Favorite Fruit
  19. Favorite Restaurant (Expensive)
  20. Favorite Comedian
  21. Favorite Musical
  22. Favorite Animal
  23. Favorite Comic Strip
  24. Favorite Season
  25. Favorite TV Show
  26. Favorite Cartoon Character
  27. Favorite Painting
  28. Favorite Sports Team
  29. Favorite Athlete
  30. Favorite Vacation Activity
  31. Favorite Foreign City
  32. Favorite Way to Spend an Afternoon
  33. Favorite Men’s Cologne
  34. Favorite Women’s Perfume
  35. Favorite Time of Day
  36. Favorite Sculpture
  37. Favorite Joke
  38. Favorite Pet
  39. Favorite Day of the Week
  40. Favorite Month of the Year
  41. Favorite Gemstone
  42. Favorite way to relax
  43. Favorite way to get energized
  44. Favorite Aroma
  45. Favorite Opera
  46. Favorite Fictional Character
  47. Favorite Actor (of any era)
  48. Favorite Actress (living)
  49. Favorite Jazz Number
  50. Favorite Bible passage

Tips and Insight adapted from the ‘Favorite list’ complied by Gregory Godek