Wednesday, November 09, 2011

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life…

He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.

The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”

They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win, Grandfather?”

The Elder simply replied, “The one you feed

I try to feed the good one but I feed the bad one more than I like to admitt.

One Thousand Gifts

26.The beautiful fall weather
27.Grateful to be home for good this holiday season and knowing it will be a true Tennessee  Christmas
28.Watching the CMA's in Nashville and being glad to live in music city where everybody does play and sing.
29.Grateful to find out I will be going to dayshift soon .
30.for the Joy that music gives to my life and for my roots in this place where even our drivers license have music notes on it.
31.For Good Chinese Food
32.for gridlock free commutes to work and back
33.for our veterans and active duty military
34.for the Big Bang Theory and the way it makes me laugh (love me some Sheldon)
35.for sleep
36.for washing machines and dryers


Mari said...

I've heard that story before, but it is such a good one, and the message is good to hear again!

Shelly said...

I really enjoyed this, and I am loving your list. Thanks for sharing-

Sherri B. said...

Oh my, the wisdom in that story is amazing, I will be passing this on. Thank you for sharing this.

CountryDew said...

I love that story! It does make a huge difference which one you feed. Wonderful wisdom. Thank you for sharing.

Cait O'Connor said...

I have heard it before but it is good to read again. Love the blessings too.

Holli said...

I loved this!

Courtney said...

This is a story worth repeating. I love your gratitude list!

Monique said...

oh, I needed to stumble upon this right now....thank you for sharing that.....'food' for my thoughts tonight to be sure.