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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chapter 8, Page 16, Book 14


LIFE IS..

Life is like a turtle. You won't get anywhere unless you stick your neck out. 

Nothing can happen to a turtle when it’s inside its protective shell but a turtle can not stay put forever eventually it must stick out its neck to search for food and a mate.

 We all have a bit of the turtle in us wanting to stay safe and warm inside our shell. 


I think we need to be like the turtles, we need to slow down.  Do you remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? It's better to be a turtle who walks patiently and enjoys every step of the way, rather than a rabbit who runs fast, but misses all the details of life.  

Be like a turtle - Slow and steady wins the race

Patience wins every time!


Try to be like the turtle -- at ease in your own shell

Bill Copeland



6 comments:

Rose said...

Good Post.

We all need to practice patience. So true.................

betty said...

So true Ma that we do have that protective shell of ours, similar to a turles. Glad though that we do stick our heads out from time to time to enjoy the wonderful life we have!

betty

jack69 said...

Patience, one attribute I sorely need to work on.
Of course sticking my neck out has never been a problem. (smile)
Love from the cool Poconos...

Mevely317 said...

This should be my weight-loss motto!

PS - Happy Saturday, Ma!

TARYTERRE said...

Love that first quote. So true. "Life is like a turtle. You won't get anywhere unless you stick your neck out."

Hollie said...

I agree that we all need to slow down. I enjoy life in the slow lane myself.