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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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