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Friday, February 3, 2017

A Snail's Pace





Do you ever feel like you're moving at a snail's pace?

I do.

It seems to me that the faster I go, the slower I get there.

Why move so fast anyway? Enjoy life.

Take snails as an example. Snails have an unusual way of working. They can move about at their snail's pace for  thirty hours at a time! Then they sleep for two or three days.

They seek moist places. Drying out is dangerous.

Maybe they have the human syndrome. They endure burn-out from all that non-stop three day activity. Too much bustle for them without rest causes a dry spell and leads to health issues. Those poor snails might end up cracked.  Yes, that's true. The shells that protect them from predators can crack. But wait! The snail's body automatically repairs the shell. Those periods of rest rejuvenate injuries. 

Hmmm, is there a lesson here for humans?

We live in a hurry-up world. Run here, get that done, make your mark.

Don't go so fast that you dry out or burn out. Don't crack up. Take time for the body and mind to refresh and renew.

The snail may move slow, but he gets there.