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Slow and steady wins the race.

Slow and steady wins the race.

#Quest2016 Tracking Wonder
Prompt #11: by Todd Henry #BraveRace

It takes bravery to know your strengths and operate diligently within them. Are you running your race, or someone else’s? #BraveRace

Slow down, you move too fast

Sometimes, the race of others
exhausts me.

Where are you all going?

Why so fast?

Do you know what you’re missing
along the way?

Is this sprint
fueled by
Purpose?

Will you hand-off
a baton
to Significance?

Do you run
because others are?

Does falling behind,
dropping out,
travelling differently,
scare you?

Is there a drummer
that keeps up with
your beat?

Imagine if crayons
moved at break-neck
speed.

64 colours in a box,
until opened.

Out they’d all jump
racing to the finish
of a coloured page.

Star-gazing Sienna
no page would
she Grace.

Nor Lingering Lilac
her hue
left behind.

Contemplative Chocolate
mindfully rolls
away from the pack.

Time’s up,
colouring’s done,
61 crayons boxed up.

3 crayons gone.

Do the others even notice?

Do they care?

My difference
from others
I hid for some time.

Competitive me
once raced with
the best.

Yet along the way
the ‘wins’
didn’t matter.

Contemplative me,
Introverted at heart,
preferred the reverence
in each
moment.

Presence and whimsy,
contribute much too.

And who doesn’t
feel better

when ‘seen’
by another

giving you Hope

and a means

to go on …

 

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