I Can't Handle Any More! The Story Of The Stuck Turkey

stress and the stuck turkey 


I Can’t Handle Any More: The Story Of The Stuck Turkey

Have you ever said: “I don’t think I can handle any more?” This is the story of the stuck turkey and the stress that came with it.

The year was 1998. I was having my two aunts for Thanksgiving dinner. I had put the turkey in the oven about four hours before they came. Aunts Girlie and Alma were due any minute. I still had a lot to do to prepare. During this time, the phone rang at least a dozen times, a few students called, and, having to deal with last minute details, I was feeling comepletely overwhelmed. I was stressed.

A few minutes later, Girlie and Alma arrived. It came time for the turkey to come out. I approached the oven, mit in hand, to remove it from the oven. Already feeling stress, I hoped the turkey would come out easily. But this wasn’t to be. It would not budge. I asked Girlie to help me. She came over and pulled on the turkey with me. I thought I was going to have to carve it inside the oven! Girlie and I pulled and tugged, pulled and tugged, and pulled and tugged. It suddenly came out and propelled us both straight across the room and into the refrigerator door.

What’s the moral of this story?

I was absolutely overwhelmed! Nothing seemed to be going as planned. But I asked for help and the turkey popped out.

So when feeling frazzled, don’t hesitate to ask for help and everything will come out fine. Asking for help can go a long way to relieve stress.

This can work from small problems to larger life issues. Stress can be relieved if one asks for help on jobs. Stress can be relieved if one asks for help in relationships. Stress can be relieved if one asks for help from God.

Dear readers, please feel free to share your stories of asking for help.

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