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Tortoise Slow

Daily Prompt:  Promise


This is so true.  If you’d have asked me in my 20s, I might have hesitated or strongly disputed this statement.  Passion or an immediate reaction would certainly be a truer sign.  But now that I’m older and have earned the dings and scrapes of being “wiser,” I have found time and again that the most steadfast people are not hasty or rushed in their promises.   On the contrary.  They are sometimes maddeningly slow, in fact.  Tortoise slow.  I’m not talking about, “I promise to bring you back something from my trip.”  I’m talking about the big stuff.  There may be hesitation.  There may be doubt.  But when the promise comes, you see that it’s been thoughtfully considered and gifted to you with commitment.  Don’t you agree?

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