I’ve been running all of my life…running here, running there, and in many cases, I’ve made it about the destination and how fast I can get there…..not the “tour”.
But turtles seem to think differently. They just mosey along in a leisurely manner. And I love turtles. Maybe I love them because of this trait, this method of living.
One day, a friend gave me a beautiful ceramic turtle and a card. The card said “Slow Down!” I got the message loud and clear. So I’m committed now to consider the turtle frequently as a way of adopting this method of living, or at least to continue to work at it. It doesn’t work all of the time…it’s deeply ingrained in my personality to keep running, but it sure has given me hope that it’s OK to slow down.
My mother-in-law caught me admiring a little turtle that she had on her radio in her kitchen, and insisted that I take it. So I did, and I stuck him to my dashboard where I would see him every day.
My little turtles give me daily reminders of the importance of slowing down.