It really is your choice on how you see your world.   Glass half empty?  Or half full?  Take a minute to reflect on your thoughts throughout the day.  What do you focus on?  Do you focus on the positive events, thoughts, people, children in your life?  Or do you get sucked into negative gossip, anger, jealousy, and “not good enough” thinking?  I came across this wonderful Native American story and I wanted to share it with you.

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee 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.”

Feed the good wolf.

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Faith. Strength. Love. Joy. Passion.  All of these I wish for you every day and in every way.  I want you to surround yourself with people who nourish your soul  and  excite you to live your best life.  Seek them out!  Be with them on a regular basis.  Find connection with those who share similar values, and who value you.  I recently began reading one of my favorite books again “The Invitation” by Oriah.  I continue to be drawn to her words.  She asks deep questions and invites you to ponder your answers.  Sometimes the answers are right there in my head and for other questions, well,  I have to take the time, go deep in my thoughts, in silence and wait for the answer to reveal itself.   The one question that I include in my Joy Course when we discuss setting boundaries and taking more time for ourselves is this:

“I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself“. 

I ask the ladies in my course this very question.  Think about it.   Can you?  Can you really disappoint another to stay true to everything you believe in?  Or is your mission to please others? Do you have every intention to stay true but end up giving in because seeing the disappointment on another is too much to bear?

  Staying true to yourself makes you stronger, more confident and empowered.  When you take the time to truly know yourself, what you want, your goals, your dreams, you make right and clear decisions.  The first one should always be Stay True to Yourself.