The Turtle

The turtle sits quietly in her shell, observing the world silently. She doesn’t say anything. She doesn’t offer to get involved. She just observes.

For the turtle must remain in her shell; should she poke her head out to socialize or to attempt to make friends, the world snaps and snarls at her like a savage dog.

“Go back to your shell! That is where you belong–out of everyone’s way!” the world says.

The turtle meekly obeys, retreating into the comfort of her shell. But she has a secret the world doesn’t know about.

The small gift on the doorsteps at Christmastime…the kind note…the small, simple acts of service…

All are performed by the quiet, unseen turtle. All have major impacts on lives, bringing smiles, joy, and happiness. That is the power of the turtle.

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~ by w1s3r on January 4, 2011.

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