. . . if, like a hermit crab outgrows its shell, we outgrew our troubles?
Only then wouldn't we discover that we had taken up residence in a new, roomier shell, housing even larger or more numerous problems?
Maybe we should try shrinking from our troubles instead. But the shirking and getting smaller is no way to live. We learn that quite clearly from the Grinch's and Ebenezer's hearts. They had shrunk so small that the characters were unable to live alive; they were living dead.
So maybe we should, like the hermit crab, welcome bigger shells, roomier digs, and the new challenges that more space brings.
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