4.19.2012

feed yourself...

I, like I'm sure many of you, have a serious site crush on Pinterest and I love the pins done by this lady probably most of all (she has no idea who I am btw).  It was there that I saw this quote/story which originally came from here.  That was a tad confusing but the words are awesome and something I have always believed.  I find them inspiring so I paired them with this joyful photo of my daughter that I took about 4 years ago.  Good match up I think.

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."

So true.
Feed your good wolf today.

25 comments:

Silver Strands said...

Love it Jeanette! And love the picture you chose to go with it - beautiful! Hope you have a perfect day.
xoxox
Denalee

La Dolfina said...

I love it!!!!!

Maria said...

Lovely, just lovely! MJM is so beautiful!
Planning to feed it (everyday) so that it just takes over the place a then guards against the other one trying to come back!

bronwyn said...

I love this Jeanette. Such a simple way to sum up so much. And I love the imagery it conjures.

MJM said...

I love this quote. So inspiring!

Beatnheart said...

I m feeding my Cynthia Wolff..

KR said...

Perfect, just perfect and I love that photo of MJM, beautiful outside and beatiful inside!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh that is spot on!! I love that and thank you for postig it. LOVE! xo

angryparsnip said...

Perfect !

cheers, parsnip

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Fantastic Jeanette. And how true - need to tape this to the bathroom mirror!

Punctuation Mark said...

amazing post!

Andrew H. said...

So basic, but yet so powerful.


That's a real eye opener.

Felicity said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Happy weekend gorgeous You!
xx

Melissa Blake said...

SO TRUE! Thank you for this!

Pam said...

Beautiful photo of your daughter to go with your post!

Vintage Home said...

Beautiful daughter...stunning!
Thanks for the quote...words to live by!

French Basketeer.com said...

Love...we need to feed the good~

Karena said...

Wonderful Jeanette!! I have never heard this quote and it is so poignant!

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Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love that quote- I try and remember it often!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I definitely think that's true. She looks like a delight

Jessille said...

u look so beautiful:)
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thistlewoodfarm said...

Love, love, love this post and this story. Do you mind if I file it away to share it one day on my blog? Do you know where the story came from?

You have TOTALLY blessed me today.

blessings,
karianne

glòria said...

Thanks for sharing this quote. It is so inspiring! Adorable photo!

Felicity said...

A wonderful inclusion in this months' POTM Club offerings my friend - thank you.

Maxabella said...

I just love this. There are many quotes attributed to the beautiful Cherokee culture that just resonate with us all. My good wolf needs to get a bit stronger to get that bad wolf away from the food!! x