Thursday, June 21, 2012

Feeding the Wolf...

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 wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."


Where to begin when you haven't blogged in forever???  Its been a tough couple of months, not just for me, but seemingly everyone around me, so thanks for hanging in there and thanks for your concerns.

There is only so much that a person can take, only so far down, only so many tears....and then it gets to be too much.  Even for a person like me that always tended to "wake up on the right side" every morning.  I realized that everything was out of my hands, and no matter how bad things had gotten, I couldn't rely on my expectations, because they will always let me down.  Wallowing in sadness, disappointment and stress for not only me, but others--  I decided to stop feeding the wolf.  It took some time to reevaluate what and who was important to me, and then I got back up. I spent time with the people who mean everything to me, people I've lost touch with, and just being there for those who may need me....and I started to overcome the terrible battle.

Some of my favorite bloggers share their most personal stories and I always found so much inspiration in what other real people go though and overcome.  Although I don't ever want this blog to be my personal diary, I thought there are plenty of you out there going through tough times (maybe even the darkest ever) and need a little push.  Well, this legend pretty much sums it up for me.  I don't think that I will ever understand why terrible things happen to the least deserving, but it helps to know that all I have to do is feed the wolf.

......and now back to your scheduled blog :)

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