When I was on safari in Tanzania the one animal I was most impressed with was the majestic elephants. Even though they tower over humans with a size of over 4m and weigh 15,000 pounds, these mammals exude love and peace. They moved across the savannah ever so slowly and gracefully, there was no rush. The little ones playfully interacted with the elders, wrapping their trunks as if to give mama a big hug. As they walked by my car I looked deep into their eyes and smiled, their eyes smiled back. They had no words but their actions taught me a huge lesson, to “smile, breathe and go slowly.”
This week, adopt an elephants approach to life and move slowly with grace, smiling with your eyes and hugging with your trunks!
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