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Your Success Newsletter - May-June, 2007 - Published Bi-Monthly
Handling Stress

THANKS to Arthur Hunt for passing the following to us:

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of
water and asked, "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers 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
aren't 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 it again."

So, whatever burdens you're carrying now, let go of them for a moment if you can.
Sleep well and rest. And, pick it up tomorrow. Here are some great 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 and never see that person again, it was probably
    worth it.
  • It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.
  • Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because you won't have a
    leg left 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.
  • To the world you may be just one person but, to one person you may be the
    world.
  • 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.

IN THIS ISSUE

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1 -
Being a Mother

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2 -
Charysh Hudson

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3 -
Kevon Harris

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4 -
Jasmine Hudson

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5 -
Kaniah Beasley

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6 -
Dennis Vaughn

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7 -
Service Pays
by Willie Johnson

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8 -
The Case of
The Shrinking Mega Roll
A Consumer Warning

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9 -
News From Seville
by Maya Edwards

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10 -
Roy Richardson
A Tuskegee Airman
Honored

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11 -
Stress Management
A Few Tidbits

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12 -
Do Some Exercise and
Call Me In The Morning
Featuring Cheryl Beight, DPT

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13 -
Planning A Party?
Check out Boujetto's

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14 -
Old School Party

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15 -
Bless Your Enemies,
Bless Yourself
From
Rev. Jeanette Pintar

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INSPIRATIONS
and VISIONS

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