If you can't make it better you can laugh at it. ~Erma Bombeck


Monday, November 24, 2008

A Cherokee Story - Two Wolves

One of my very best friends in the world sent me this.

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 2 "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."

My wonderful friend signed his note:

Lux et umbra vicissim, sed semper amor
- "Light and shadow by turns, but always love" –

It is unbelievably rewarding to have your children let you know that they GET IT when they grow up. It makes all that time wading through the sludge of the teen years more than worth the effort.

I love you, my Bug. Thank you for .... everything.

Peace, Blessings, and Always Love.


  1. What a lovely story. It sounds to me as if you have a son to be proud of.
    Thank you, my love, for my gorgeous present.
    X X X X X X X

  2. I know you are so proud! I saw that you stopped by my blog, so I just wanted to stop by and say Hi. Much love to you. Life is hard these days, but it can only get better!

  3. That's one of the outcomes we all pray/hope for. Glad you achieved it. Margie

  4. A story I will repreat to my children. To make the wisdom pass on.
    But sometimes, we make mistake, no?
    It's so easy sometimes to be tempted by the bad one.


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