I maintain a text – collection to handle myself in different moods.

Today, when i am upset, i remembered  something..an email from my friend..searched for it and here i am sharing this with all of you… Really motivating and inspiring.


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?”

’50gms!’ ….. ‘100gms!’ …..’125gms’  …the students answered.

“I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is:

What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”

Students – ‘Nothing’ .

Professor – ‘Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?’

‘Your arm would begin to ache’ said one of the student

Professor – “You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?”

“Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!” .. ventured another student & all the students laughed

“Very good.

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

‘No’. Was the answer.

Professor – “Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?”

The students were puzzled.

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

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 fresh & strong & can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!

So, when you leave office / college / workplace today,
Remember to  ‘ PUT THE GLASS DOWN ! ‘ 



namiwise – its a great story..but a disturbed and upset person will always question –  is it really that easy to “put the glass down” ?

Yes, everyone has ups and downs in their lives,  problems to be solved, challenges to be faced. i am not denying the fact..That is what life is all about.. But always remember, no lock is manufactured without a key. So just try to put  the glass down and you will surely find the key.

i am actually feeling better after writing all this now..look it works. 🙂 

Thank you ALL..

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5 thoughts on “PUT THE GLASS DOWN !!

  1. “But always remember, no lock is manufactured without a key.” I love everything about this, but that brilliant line just nailed me in the heart!! Thank you for sharing!! xo


    • Thanks to you. For liking and following. I am new and your suggestions / views will help me a lot. Thanks again. 🙂


  2. Thanks for the like Sydney 🙂


  3. Believe me this was a brilliant one.. i just put my glass down 🙂


    • I’m glad it helped .. 🙂
      Yes.. sometimes in life it is not easy but never impossible.. One has to try ‘just one more time in a different manner’..thats it..
      Thanks again San.. Keep inspiring 🙂


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