superdumb supervillain: Live A Little - Break Out of the Box

Monday, April 30, 2012

Live A Little - Break Out of the Box

This week's Live a Little thought was inspired by our turtle, Tick Tock. We've had Tick for a couple of years now, ever since our neighbor brought him over in a shoebox. He was tiny then, about the size of  an egg, but he's huge now. I never expected him to have such a big personality to match, though. Who knew I'd have a turtle who would beckon me to hold him and let me scratch his chin? Crazy! 

Another thing that's crazy about Tick is how fast he is. He can move. And climb. Obviously, he's too big for his tank these days, but he can climb out and then we'll find him all the way back in Jasper's room at the other end of the house. Playing with Playmobil knights and dragons. Okay, that last bit is total hyperbole, but he does get around, which is pretty impressive for a common red eared slider.

Tick's intrepid spirit made me ruminate a little bit about boundaries and how we set them for ourselves, even if they're entirely imaginary. "I can't do that!" or "I'm not qualified!" are not things we should accept in our day-to-day lives. Instead, we should try to say "I haven't done that before but I'll give it my best shot!" Think outside the box that you've made for yourself and see what a difference it makes.

What walls will you tear down?

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  1. Good Live a Little post!! I think we all put ourselves into the little box that we think we belong in. I try to break out of the box but it certainly feels, especially at my age, more comfortable to be in the box. ;)

  2. OMG - the photo just tells it all, brilliant! If a turtle can climb out of a box - so can we.

  3. That little guy just wants to do what HE wants to do and not what you want him to do. As for boundaries, I'm better at putting them in place to keep me safe than breaking them down.

  4. I never would have thought turtles had so much personality. Give him a kiss on the lips for me. :) Honestly, he's cute!


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