Back to Madrid.....

Trip Start Nov 13, 2010
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Trip End Jul 20, 2011


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Flag of Spain  , Madrid,
Saturday, June 4, 2011

A friend sent me this today.......I thought it was apropro.

The True Meaning of Stress 
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. 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." 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 - holding stress longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... pick them up  tomorrow. 
Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment. Relax, pick them up later after you've rested. Life  is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!" 

Kind of like taking off a 15 lb backpack......After my official Camino - I went around town, did a walking tour, watched tourists, protesters and locals, went to the market and took lots of pictures of beautiful buildings.  I love buildings.  I love Madrid.
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verna brink@telusplanet.net on

you should try to look up Rafael Nadal he lives in
Majorica, apparently he is really friendly and
plays tennis wherever.

VB

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