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When life becomes troublesome and worries crowd our day, let those heartaches blow away. Once we have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness and troubles start disappearing. If we start looking at life with joy, sadness starts fading. 

 We cannot have heaven and hell together, we can have only one. No matter what happened, no matter what looms ahead, if we can eat today, let's enjoy the sunlight, mix  good cheer with friends, let's enjoy it and thank God for what we have and whom we have; trust Him for what we need.

The great Gautama Buddha once said that the secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, nor anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. It is our choice. Here are some of words of wisdom inspired by the writings of an unknown author.

As the story goes, a lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of milk and asked, "How heavy is this glass of milk? " Answers called out ranged from 8oz. to 20oz.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to 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." 

He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management. 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 milk, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we are refreshed, we can carry on with the burden."

"So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can."

"Relax; pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it!"  And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

Accept 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.
Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
Never buy a car you can't push.
Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
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.
When everything' is coming your way, you are in the wrong lane.
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
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.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there. We all have problems. The way we solve them is what makes us different.

By Tim Pedrosa

Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give us something to do, but it won’t get us anywhere. If we fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, we have no today to be thankful for. We can't change the past, but we can ruin the present by worrying over the future.