Monday, July 27, 2015

Motivational Monday


TRY TO BE LIKE THE TURTLE - 
AT EASE IN YOUR OWN SHELL.
(Bill Copeland)

This Monday's quote is from the tortoises. (There was some, um, discussion about this since it says "turtles" not tortoises* but we all agreed - eventually and over a snack/bribe of basil - that the message was what truly counted.) 

So, Larry and Mrs. Larry want to remind us all that even though we don't have awesome shells like they do, we should still be comfortable in our own skin and be happy with who we are.

Have a great week, everyone!

( *Generally speaking, turtles live in or near water while tortoises are more land-based.)

28 comments:

Nick Wilford said...

Good message! It must be cool to have a shell - at least you know when they don't want company!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I often wish I had a shell. Sigh.

The first time we took the tortoises to the vet, Larry was so "traumatized" that he stayed in his shell for so long after that I started to get worried!

Stephanie Faris said...

I agree with wishing we had shells. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone!!!

Anonymous said...

I've liked my shell a little too much in the past -- it's like pulling teeth to climb out of it. Rewarding at times, though. Hope your summer is going well, Madeline!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Once in awhile, one tortoise will be in his/her shell and the other will nose at them, as if wanting the other to come out and keep them company. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

You're right about how coming out of our shells can be rewarding sometimes.

The summer? So far, so good. Hope yours is going well, too!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I do feel pretty comfortable in my own shell though there have been times when I didn't. I didn't know the difference between turtles and tortoises.
Susan Says

cleemckenzie said...

I'm ready for a nice hard shell to climb into. The world has been with me a lot these days--late and soon. Happy rest of summer.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Be comfortable with who you are or change. Only two options!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

There are different kinds of turtles and different kinds of tortoises. As long as our guys don't get as big as those Galapagos guys, we'll be okay. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I wish there were hard shells for people. I mean, I guess a suit of armor is close but that's not quite the same, is it?

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Wise words, Alex!

Anonymous said...

Good a message. One we all should aspire to learn quickly.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

As quickly, as early, as possible!

Maria Zannini said...

I'm comfortable in my skin...as long as I have clothes over it. Gets chilly in winter. :D

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Ha ha! :)

Sarah Foster said...

Great message! It would be bad if I had a real shell because I would probably never come out of it...

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Even the tortoises come out of their shells sometimes...well, not totally out, but you know what I mean.... :)

Chrys Fey said...

That is so cute! Love it! <3

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Glad to hear it. :)

Susan Kane said...

Alex said it well.

Cynthia said...

I can't say I've always been comfortable "in my shell" but as I get older I do find myself caring less about what others think, and so I think I'm making progress.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

He's very wise. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I agree - that IS progress!

emaginette said...

But they also retreat into their shells and so do I.

What I pain I can be. *snicker*

Anna from Elements of Writing

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Sometimes retreating is necessary. :)

Emily R. King said...

Wise advice. I'd expect nothing less from your turtles!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

They are rather wise, for reptiles so young. :)