Don’t waste precious time waiting on the salt shaker...
Many years ago in a small village in Mexico a turtle family decided to go on a picnic.
The Sanchez turtles, being naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their outing.
Finally the Sanchez turtle family left home looking for a suitable place.
At last during the second year of their journey they found an ideal place by the Bavispe river!
For about the next six months they cleaned the area, unpacked their picnic basket, and began to make themselves comfortable.
They soon discovered that they had forgotten the salt shaker. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed.
So after a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to go back home to retrieve the salt shaker.
Although he was the fastest of the slow moving Sanchez 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 rest of the family grudgingly consented and then the little Sanchez turtle departed back home.
Three years passed and the little Sanchez turtle had not returned.
Then five years turned into six years... then on the seventh year of his absence, the oldest Sanchez turtle could no longer contain his hunger.
He announced that he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich.
At that very instant the little Sanchez turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree trunk and shouted, “See! I knew you wouldn't wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt.”
Don’t be a Sanchez turtle – don’t waste precious time waiting for others to live up to your expectations.
We must never be so concerned about what others are doing that we forget to do the very things we could do for ourselves.
Make it a great dia!