Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students “How much do you think this glass weighs?”

Each of students gave a different answer,”50gms…100gms…125gms!”

The professor said, “I really don’t know unless I weigh it but my question is what would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”

“Nothing”, the 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?” the professor asked.

“Your arm could go numb; you might have severe muscle stress & have to go to hospital for sure!” responded by one of the students & the others laughed.

“Very good!” the professor said in an excited tone.

“But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” the professor asked.

The students responded, “No”.

“Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?” the professor asked.

The students were puzzled.

“What should I do now to come out of pain?” the professor asked again.

“Put the glass down!” said one of the students

“Exactly!” said the professor.

“Life’s problems are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem alright. Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.  Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. 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 the end of every day before you go to sleep. That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day rejuvenated & possess the ability to handle any challenge that comes your way!” the professor explained.

So, when you leave office today, ‘PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY! ‘