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The Broken Wheel August 17, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

Once upon a time, a broken wheel set out to explore the world.

Due to a missing chunk of wood, the broken wheel rolled slowly, but noticed everything.

It observed the flowers in the fields, the sun in the sky, and heard the sounds of songbirds and laughter of small children at play as it rolled happily, albeit slowly, through life.

One day, the broken wheel ran into a talented wheelwright who offered to fix the wheel by replacing the missing chunk with a spare part.

Delighted, the wheel accepted the generous offer.

With the spare part fastened securely in place, the wheel resumed its journey through life.

As it raced down the road, the wheel noticed nothing.  The trees, the flowers, the birds became an indistinct, blurry mass of shapes and colors.  Sounds faded into the background, and the rush of wind drowned out the peals of laughter ringing forth from children at play.

Unhappy, the wheel stopped beside a small pond to meditate.

In the silent stillness, all the wheel had missed sprung back into being ~ the birds took to the air, filling the silence with song; the flowers bloomed in the field, painting the landscape with color; and the sun lit up the sky once again, warming the world with its golden rays.

Rested and refreshed, the wheel resumed rolling slowly ~ leaving the spare part behind.

Aah . . . that’s better!  ♥ ♥ ♥

Source:  Unknown


1. Jill Weatherholt - August 17, 2019

That is better! I enjoyed this, Nancy. That clown looks familiar! 🙂 Happy Saturday!

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

We met that clown a couple years ago. He agreed to over-see this post. :mrgreen:

Enjoy the weekend. Take it nice and S~L~O~W!

2. Author_Joanne_Reed - August 17, 2019

Lovely story, some things are best left just as they are!

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

No reason to race through life . . . unless you want to reach the FINISH LINE first! 😛

3. Kate Crimmins - August 17, 2019

Things that make you go faster are never good!

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

Yup. And Simon & Garfunkel agree:

4. Ally Bean - August 17, 2019

Love Feeling Groovy, both the song and the idea of it. Hope your weekend allows you to go at a pace that suits you.

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

Thanks, Ally!

It’s another soggy morning here, but our weatherman assures us that the sun will return to the sunshine state at some point.

5. Rainee - August 17, 2019

A beautiful little story Nancy – so much wisdom!

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

Glad you enjoyed. Keep on rolling . . .

6. joyroses13 - August 17, 2019

Ahh! Love this story! 🙂 Great post! Cherish the moments and take it slow!

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

Aah . . . that’s better!

joyroses13 - August 17, 2019


7. Tippy Gnu - August 17, 2019

So if you’re getting that run-down feeling, take a break.

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

Or a nap!

8. Alien Resort - August 17, 2019

It reinvented itself.

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

Haha! Good one. Who better to reinvent the wheel?

9. L. Marie - August 17, 2019

What a lovely, lovely story, Nancy. I’m reminded of how I often rush about, thinking that I’m being “productive.” Yet I’m missing so much in life.

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

Sometimes it’s best just to sit still.

10. Val Boyko - August 17, 2019

A story to bring us back to earth and what’s important. Thank you for this and bringing in the image of the clown ☺️

nrhatch - August 17, 2019

Thanks, Val. Glad you enjoyed the story . . . and the clowning around.

11. Debra - August 19, 2019

How could I not smile while reading this story? Lovely, Nancy. Rushing ahead is overrated! 🙂

nrhatch - August 20, 2019

It’s lovely to slow down . . . perhaps to Darwin’s pace. :mrgreen:

How’s he doing by the way? Is he enjoying the summer?

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