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An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story.
I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do.
But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.” He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me. One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.
But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing.
Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.”
The boy looked intently into his Grandfather’s eyes and asked, “Which one wins, Grandfather?”
The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, “The one I feed.”
“There was a time in life when I didn’t love myself enough to love anyone else. We all have peaks and valleys and it’s in the valleys that you learn who you are”
Mary J. Bligh at the Grammy Awards
I might not be someone’s first choice, but I am a great choice.
I may not be rich, but I am valuable. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not, because I’m good at being me.
I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in the past, but I am proud of who I am today.
I may not be perfect but I don’t need to be. Take me as I am, or watch me as I walk away.
What is the most loving thing you can do for yourself today?
You’ll never get something in your life unless you believe you deserve it. You have to believe in yourself, your worth, your value. Dr. Phil
“You cannot be any good for anyone else until you are first good to yourself. I also think it is impossible to really love anyone else unless you first love yourself. How can you give another person your best if you do not believe you have anything wonderful to offer”
There is no power on earth like unconditional love. If you offer it to your child, you are 90% of the way home. To know you always can come back home is going to make for a better human being” Warren Buffett
Before becoming a Mother, I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory. Love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved. Kate Scamperi
I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still – I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awake in the morning’s hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not think of me as gone
I am with you still in each new dawn