Our Two Wolves
As we enter this period of Lent on this Ash Wednesday, we thought it would be appropriate to share this post from December 17, 2009 which explores one’s personal perspectives.
Life is often all about perspective – what appears a problem to one may present itself as an opportunity to another. I recently received this quote from a friend who is facing some serious health issues and it impressed me as something worth sharing no matter what circumstances may be thrust our way. Here it is:
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is negativity, its anger, sadness, stress, contempt, disgust, fear, embarrassment, guilt, shame and hate. The other is positive, its joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and above all, love.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Be kind to yourself today and everyday. Appreciate who you are, so you can appreciate what you have been given.
God’s Blessings to you and your family!