“A fight is going on inside me,” said an old man to his son. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other wolf is good. he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
The same fight goes on inside you.”
The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, “Which wolf will win?”
The old man replied simply, “The one you feed.”
―Native American proverb
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Yesterday the boys worked through the rain to line my flower beds with mulch.
Pride puffed their chests when Dad said, “Now that’s a job well done.”
The grands – oh they worked hard, too – building forts and cookies with Nana.
We played, we laughed, we dined and we loved.
Delighted giggles filled the house as little ones made memories, baking cookies for Mommy.
Tracing dimpled hands, trying on old Halloween costumes and discovering toys from long-ago.
A day spent just “being.”
Mother’s Day came early you see, and my gift was in the details.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother is a verb, not a noun. ~Proverb
Consider this the next time someone you know (child, in-law, spouse, etc.) acts out, acts up, pouts, snorts, stomps or whines:
Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I most need it. –Swedish Proverb