Monday, March 19, 2012


Have you ever been lost?  Found yourself in a big place that you aren't familiar with and suddenly you start falling and end up over your head?

You suddenly feel like you're drowning?

You feel like you're hitting walls even though you're really trying to find a way out of this situation?

You feel pressure from others and you just try to hide inside your self.

Feel constantly under attack?

Try to get out of the shadows into the light?

Feel all eyes on you?

That's how this turtle felt after he wandered into our pool. The dogs were fascinated and thought they wanted to get their paws on him, even though I told them he looked like a snapping turtle and I didn't think we were due to have thunder any time soon.

The pool net and I came to his rescue and helped him to safety.

It made me think that life is often overwhelming and it seems like we are drowning in worry and it doesn't seem like there is any way out.

Look up.....our safety net is right there.


Dawn said...

Good analogy! And what an adventure for that turtle and the dogs!!

I think the worst time I've have in a "lost" situation was once when I couldn't remember which level at the airport was where I parked! Scary for sure.

Rebecca Jo said...

I LOVE this...

& yes, many times I feel like there's a big head watching me, waiting to pounce!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Awesome analogy!

Glad you rescued that turtle ... and kept your dogs safe. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Well I could definitely relate to your little turtle friend. My friends and family know I can get lost in a paper bag. It's easier now that I'm not driving. Others just get lost for me. This was a great post Nancy! I truly enjoyed it and agree.

Needled Mom said...

Oh dear. Poor little guy! It is the perfect analogy of our lives though!!!

Loui♥ said...

Perfect Nancy!!!
love it..
the pics and the words..

Sweet Tea said...

What a great post. I can identify with that poor turtle, on occasion. So thankful it's not my daily plight. Great thought!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

What a perfect analogy! I'm also quite glad you were there to scoop him to safety.

Cathy said...

Ditto all the previous I said, you are a very good writer.....I was going to say "awesome", but didn't think you would like that:)

The Hatcher's said...

Cute! And so true!

Donna said...

Awwww! So glad you saw and rescued him!
LOVELY analogy!!!

UnicycleRose said...

Yes,it certainly does seem like we are drowning in worry. Great pictures of your poor turtle. I am glad you were around to save him!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So gad you saved this little guy.
Too cute. We had a turtle for years, I miss him. His name was Elmer and he knew his name! A friend of mine on FB said this:
When you feel like your drowning remember your life jacket walks on water. Have a great weekend.