Don't give me your labels or those causes you travel under. I respond to you - not what you call yourself. If you insist that I must accept your labels and all the wrappings that go with them, where is the room and opportunity to know the real person? A rare friendship meets on common ground of hope and need and tender feelings - not on the strength of names and labels and challenges. We are simply friends. I see your smile.
~ To have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man. ~
OHIYESA - SANTEE SIOUX
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Elder's Meditation of the Day - April 10
"Together we can end the Holocaust against the environment."
--Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders
We are all familiar with the Holocaust against the people. When this happens we feel bad and we vow never to let it happen again. We need to seriously examine what human beings are doing to the Earth and the environment. Many species are extinct and many more will become extinct during the next 10 years. We are methodically eliminating life that will never return again. Today, we should take time to pray real hard so we wake up before it is too late.
Great Spirit, today, I pray for us to awaken to what we are doing.
'THINK on THESE THINGS'
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
I don't know of anyone I'd rather see happy than you. Perhaps somewhere along the way you'll also find what causes it and maybe it will be something you can find within your heart to share with others....for only in sharing are we ever really happy.
Just remember that it may well be where you least expect it. You may recognize it as something you're about to give away.... But don't worry. It will come back so many times; like love, it seeketh not its own but flies over us like angels. And when it finds a heart big enough to hold all the love it can supply it settles itself, wings and all, within the soul of that love.
And then the world will be new. There will be sights you've never seen, yet they have been there all the time....there will be laughter from the heart.....and gratitude for all of life's privileges. There will be peace and contentment.....and strength abounding to withstand all adversity.....and quiet acknowledgment of God. For without God, there could be none of these.