November 24, 2008

Take it easy - by Norman Vincent Peale

Bushmen Rockpainting in Zimbabwe

Bushmen Rockpainting in Zimbabwe
Photo by Steve Evans
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A story is told of some Americans who were making their way through Africa. They had employed a group of natives at the seaport and had told them they were in a great hurry, as Americans usually are.

The first day they went with rapid progress through the jungle. They continued the relentless pace the second day. The third morning, when they were hurriedly preparing for another day of rapid travel, they found the savages squatting under the trees and refusing to move. When their bewildered and helpless employers asked them why they were not ready to start, they said simply, "We shall rest today to let our souls catch up with our bodies."

Norman Vincent Peale