Wonderful Lessons Revisited

Yesterday, I was sent a story I have heard before, and it is worth repeating here...

Two Wolves - A Cherokee Legend

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued.

"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:

"Which world will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied,

"The one you feed..."

Last night, as I was getting ready to go to sleep, I read excerpts from the book by Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun, titled, The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully. And here are two quotes I would like to share:

"If we live unscripted time with joy,
then life will come pouring into us.
more fully than we can bear."

"We have every right to live in gratitude
for the stages of life that brought us here,
for the memories that give us great joy."

Enjoy your day! Experience joy! And feed what you want to see grow within you, and around you! For, as someone tweeted today:

"Everyone has a seed of love and light.
Water it well!"

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