part of the poem “Repetition” by Phillip Kaye
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 it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
I think this just changed my life.
I needed this today.
Blueberry & Banana Pancakes - In Pictures
150g Plain Flour / 2tbsp Baking Powder / 2tbsp Caster Sugar / 2 Eggs / 200g Creme Fraiche / Blueberries / Banana / Mint / Butter (1)
TIP half the blueberries into pan, add drop of water
HEAT on medium to allow blueberries to break down
THROW flour, baking powder, sugar into bowl and stir
DIG a well in the centre (2)
CRACK two eggs into separate bowl and whisk (2)
POUR eggs into well and stir mixture
SPOON creme fraiche into mix and stir into a thick batter
TIP in rest of blueberries and stir
CHOP banana and mint leaves (3)
HEAT knob of butter with a little oil in a frying pan
SPOON in pancake mix (4)
FRY for two mins each side on a medium heat
STACK and top with melted blueberries, banana slices & mint (5)
INSERT into facial cavity
GO COOK YOURSELF