Thursday, August 13, 2009

meteors and wolves

Current work: en vacances (but thinking about outlines)
Listening to: Bach
Reading: Susan Mallery, Falling for Gracie (enjoying this hugely – thanks to Heidi Rice for recommending this)

Missed the meteor shower last night because when I looked it was cloudy, and my mental alarm didn’t go off (am still a bit woozy from lurgy and antibios). I remember watching this shower when son was a tiny baby: a bonus after the middle-of-the-night feed.

As for the wolves – I’m not feeling particularly profound today, so this is a bit of food for thought from an unknown source (but passed to me by Michelle – thank you).

One evening an old Cherokee Indian 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."

14 comments:

Lori x said...

I love that! It is so true, so obvious...and so simple. Thank you for posting it. Oh and hope the lurgy disappears soon.
Lori x

Shirley Wells said...

That is so true. Food for thought indeed.

Feel better soon!

Donna Alward said...

I love that! Isn't it deciding how you want to live your life? Feeding the positive?

And Falling for Gracie is next on my TBR! Now I think I need to hurry and finish my current read...

Heidi said...

Hey Kate

So glad to hear you're enjoying Falling for Gracie. Susan Mallery Forever!

H x

Jan Jones said...

That's good, Kate!

Hope you are delurgified very soon.

Sharon said...

Love this....
Perfect, profound and (trying to think of a word meaning true which begins with P, but can't!)
Shazza x

Lacey Devlin said...

Oh I LOVE it fabulous Kate!

Kate Hardy said...

Lori - isn't it just? And thank you. So do I, as I'd like my head back instead of cotton wool... :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Shirley - absolutely. And thanks. I want to write but my head is saying, 'ner ner ner, cotton wool and nothing else'. Arrgh!

Kate Hardy said...

Donna - yup! And it's a good book - you'll enjoy it.

Kate Hardy said...

Heidi - you're a star for telling me about her. Will now work my way through her backlist...

Kate Hardy said...

Jan - I loved it (and Michelle is a gem for sending it to me in the first place).

And thanks. It's starting to annoy me, being Mrs Cotton-Wool-For-Brains.

Kate Hardy said...

Shazza - lovely to see you.

How about 'precise'? *g*

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - glad you enjoyed it, too :o)