Oct 4, 2008

The Turtles

My bestfriend forwarded me an email yesterday about the story entitled "The Turtles". It is just a simple story about Turtles. But don't let this story pass without reading this story because it contains a very good moral lesson. Sit back, read on, and have fun...

"The Turtles"

A turtle family decided to go on a picnic. The turtles, being
naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their
outing. Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitable
place. During the second year of their journey they found a place
ideal for them at last!

For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic
basket, and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had
forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they
all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was
chosen to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of
the slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled
in his shell. He agreed to go on one condition: that no one would eat
until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left.

Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five
years...six years... then on the seventh year of his absence, the
oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that
he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich. At that point the
little turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, 'See!
I knew you wouldn't wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt.'

Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our
expectations. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we don't do anything ourselves.


Beauty of Life

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