Good Monday Morning! Or is it? The fact that it’s after noon and I’m just now ready to post a blog that was supposed to be up at five o’clock this morning might indicate that this isn’t a good Monday morning for me. But it is! The sky is blue, the birds are singing and life is good!
Do you start the week happy, smiling and positive, or, are you more in the, I HATE MONDAYS category? Do we set ourselves up for success the same way we trigger failure when we greet Monday dragging in with dread, drudging through duties, and watching the clock?
I’m late posting this blog, I’m still in my pjs and I haven’t written a word on my manuscript for three weeks! I am, however, writing on another project that isn’t part of this challenge. I was blessed to spend an unexpected two weeks with my mother, who is recovering from a stroke and I am getting myself organized to move next week.
Life interrupted my life. It tends to do that – doesn’t have a lot of respect for my best made plans. But, it does leave me the choice of how I respond to the interruptions.
A couple of weeks ago, Kay blogged about how our attitude can redirect our future, and it reminded me of a Cherokee Indian Legend, Two Wolves. Do you know this legend? It’s one of my favorites.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
The Grandfather continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
The same fight is going on inside you – and inside very other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
There is a longer version of this legend called The Wolves Within, which I also love.
Today, I will feed the positive wolf. The wolf who believes I CAN! Which one are you feeding?
Terri Richison (writing as Terri Rich) lives in Clear Lake City, TX with her husband and a giant Great Dane (giant even by Great Dane standards). She is working on self-publishing women’s fiction and avoiding getting a pie in the face if she doesn’t produce pages for every critique session! PIES OR PAGES! Terri started telling stories almost as soon as she could talk – she learned everything she needed to know about storytelling at her grandmother’s knee. Craft however, is something she is still learning – those damn commas give me nightmares!