A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold... Read more »
1 Treat each other occasionally as though you were meeting for the first time 2 Don't call each other Mother and Father, and stay away from the couples who do - unless they're 80. 3 Never sleep on a problem without a solution or some agreement. 4 Have a big family Bible; read together from it and always go to church every sunday together 5 Take up a daring sport that you can do together - like mountain climbing, water-skiing, and sky-diving. "kung kaya lang ha!!!" 6 When one of you puts the first dent in the new car, laugh... Read more »
After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child, and you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too... Read more »
Now in your inner mind, tell yourself, 'Every time I begin to worry, I will immediately think of something to be grateful for.' Repeat this enough times until you feel that your inner mind will automatically go into gratitude mode as soon as it's aware that it's in worry mode.