A Sure Cure for Stress
Post-op advice for Bill Clinton.
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
September 10, 2004
A Sure Cure for Stress_Greg Asimakoupoulos-A return to routines without relying on the Tums
When you’re pooped, uptight and frazzled
and your plagued by anxiousness,
there’s a simple diagnosis.
You are suffering from stress.
You are taxed by unmet deadlines.
You are driven by demands.
You’re a mess of frayed emotions
like some stretch-out rubber bands.
It’s a low-grade chronic sickness
that will leave you nearly dead,
if you don’t address the symptoms.
First of all, go straight to bed.
When you wake up, eat your breakfast.
Spend some time with God in prayer.
Let the Lord review your date book.
Offer up your angst and cares.
Take a walk or jog three miles.
Don’t neglect your exercise.
Watch your diet. Drink much water.
Boycott burgers, Cokes and fries.
Make the most of meals with family.
Share your feelings. Make amends.
View each day as priceless treasure.
Count your blessings. Laugh with friends.
Learn the art of saying “Sorry!
While I’d love to I just can’t.”
Try to just say no more often.
Let it be your freedom chant.
Guard your day-off like a soldier
wearing sneakers, jeans and cap.
Let yourself enjoy a hobby.
Every Sunday take a nap.
Even though it’s not a cancer,
stress can kill you just the same.
So determine you will fight it.
Make a stress-free life your aim.
|PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009
Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.
"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world." – Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer
"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." – Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist
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