Little 6 year old Dylan came home from school revved up, blasting through the doorway.
“Mommy, Mommy – guess what I learned today at school? I learned that a cheetah is the fastest animal on the face of the earth!”
Mommy turned in surprise. “Really? Well, just how fast can he run?”
“Oh Mommy – he can run faster than our car. In only 3 seconds he can hit 60. And they go so fast that at one point their feet don’t even touch the ground.”
Then lowering his little head he quietly whispered, “But Mommy – he doesn’t live very long!”
“And why is that?” she asked.
“Well, I guess he gets to running so fast that when dinner turns…he falls and hurts himself.” Still melancholy— he continued, “I guess he’s gotta learn to turn!”
Now that’s a great point that we can all consider. We’ve got to learn to turn when things seem to have come to a halt. How often we get going fast in life and everyday tasks that we don’t stop and make necessary turns that would lead us to better positions, more balance, less stress, and maybe even a different focus.
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