A truly happy person can enjoy the scenery on a detour

My cousin sent this to me and I thought it was really a great way to approach life’s struggles. Hope you can muster a smile while traveling on your detour. (Thanks Laura!)

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘half empty or half full?’….. she fooled them all… “How heavy is this glass of water?”she inquired with a smile. 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, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. In each case it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “and that’s the way it is with stress. 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. Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment. Relax, pick them up later after you’ve rested.

Life is short!”

Accept the fact 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.

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

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 serve as a warning to others.

If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague

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.

Never buy a car you can’t push.

When everything’s coming your way head-on, 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.

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 awesome day and know that someone thought about you today.

Save the earth….. It’s the only planet with chocolate!

Life is short. Much too short to waste time obsessing about bad things that probably will never happen. In fact, most of the bad things we worry about will probably never happen. So why waste the present that’s been given to you now?

We are not guaranteed a certain amount of time on this planet.
Are you wasting the time you’ve been given?
Are there relationships you need to mend before you leave this life?
If you were told today was your last day on earth, would that impact your decisions?

5 thoughts on “A truly happy person can enjoy the scenery on a detour

  1. It is just so easy to get sucked into the dwelling on the negative and forgetting to find the positive. I try very hard not to do that, but there are days I feel a bit like a nuisance to those around me, a bit like Pollyanna. This is a good reminder, something we all need sometimes.


  2. So true and so needed, this year has been rough for a lot of people I know (including myself) and it’s easy to get caught in the wrong lane. Plus I have a tendency to rant sometimes, and should really try to be more vague. 🙂


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