Two Wolves

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 Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

“The other is Good – It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

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.”

First Time for Everything

I appreciate Bobby suggesting to me that I might want to join fellow classmates in using the blogisphere to communicate with each other.  With this posting, I am entering this media mode for the first time.

That reminds me that most of us, especially as we age, don’t adapt to new things very well.  It seems to me that it is better for us, given the opportunity, to embrace new things not run from them.  The joy of trying new things without fear of failing or not being absolutely perfect is one of life’s great stimulants.  It can stimulate our minds, our hearts, even our life’s outlook.

Not being one who handles “do as I say, not do as I do” very well, I want to encourage you today.  Do something new.  I am.  There is a first time for everything.