Thanks Giving

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?”
The old Cherokee simply replied: “The one you feed”.

Two and a half men weeks until Thanksgiving. How did that happen? If it wasn’t for Facebook and the gratitude game people are playing leading up to the holidays, I may not even know it’s November.

Thanksgiving is my perspective holiday; It reminds me how blessed I am despite the stresses, frustrations, and anxieties I often feel. Beyond that, it confirms the truth in the sentiment that “whatever you focus upon increases.” Because it’s hard to feel entirely stressed, frustrated, and anxious when considering all the things in life that are so worthy of thanks.

ImageAnd so, until November 22, and hopefully beyond, I will make my best attempts to wake up each morning, and snuggle into bed each night, with a grateful heart.



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