Feeling slower than a herd of turtles in a jar of peanut butter?
Driving home from the fitness center we passed a street sign I’d never seen before—Turtle Crossing. Well I’ll be darned! I wonder how long that’s been there? My thoughts quickly took me to the famous Aesop Fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare.”
I have a lot of energy and unless I’m reading, writing, or doing tai chi, I tend to move at a pretty brisk clip. But I’ve noticed that when I slow down and do things at a more gentle pace, I don’t have the angst that oftentimes accompanies the hustle-and-bustle mode reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”
Driving along I’m pulling a Pooh and think, Think, THINKING. By the time we pull into the driveway, in my mind’s eye I can see the wise tortoise smiling at the hare and saying, “Slowly does it every time.”
What gear are you in today?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
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