Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Turtles

turtlesA 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.  Expectations hurt and frustrate us when not received, right? Remember we are not living for anyone else but for ourselves. So go ahead, break this unwanted barrier of expectations, follow your heart, push yourself, lend a helping hand, reach your full potential.

You get more of what you give!

Vishal D

7 comments:

Vidya Sury said... [Reply]

I loved this story! So true, so easy to understand, yet so hard to follow! :-)

Vishal Dharamdas said... [Reply]

I am glad you did, Vidya :-)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Expectations hurt and frustrate us when not received..? Very true Yaar!!! Keep Writting m wating for ur blogs. Thanks bless u !! :)

goldmap said... [Reply]

yeah..go ahead. every body have their own target. concern about we must do and believe in ourselves. thanks for this great story. I love it

Vishal Dharamdas said... [Reply]

Hey Goldmap, It's my pleasure :-)
I am glad you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Thanks V! Funny enough my 8 year wants to buy a pet turtle....and am going to tell him this story to teach him the moral!

thanks !

Punam said... [Reply]

Thanks for sharing such an insightful story.

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