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'THINK on THESE THINGS'
by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
"There is no royal road to anything - One thing at a time, and all
things in succession. That which grows slowly endures."
- J.G. Holland.
The first lessons we have to learn is that instant success in anything
is a fantasy. The overnight success stories we hear about are really
products of much preparation.
If we could view a life laid out before us, we could see it is much like
a hand sewn quilt, built of many tiny pieces, colors of every hue,
fabrics of every kind, and patiently joined together by tiny stitches to
give many years of service. Maybe we missed a stitch someplace and it
caused a weak place, but the strength of many other stitches will carry
it through. Finally a complete quilt has been created and it is strong
When we truly want to move ahead we build our lives a quilt block at a
time, patiently adding to another part of life until we have the
strength and courage to endure.
Take on step at a time, but take it positively forward! The patience
will be rewarded. To have a dream come true we must first have a dream.
Don't look back. The past is gone, but the future is still in our hands.
July 21 - Daily Feast
When we are appalled at the other person's ignorance, it is hard to
believe that our own is just as profound. We stand in awe that they do
not see what is so apparent, but in all our self-confidence we are as
much in the dark as the next person. We are just ignorant on different
subjects. What one person studies intensely may mean nothing to someone
involved in another idea. But it takes all of us to make up the families
of the world. We each have a purpose - and none of us quite like
another. Time, circumstances, and beliefs have separated some as far as
the east is from the west. It is not that we were created to be nu da le
hna v, different or separated - but that we chose. We chose. We had the
freedom to choose, and therein lies the difference.
~ You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am. ~
'A Cherokee Feast of Days', by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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Elder's Meditation of the Day July 21
"You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight into our
--Cochise "Like Ironweed" CHIRICAHUA APACHE
Come into my heart this morning. Allow me this day to live in the now.
Help me to see all the beauty You have created in all things. Let me
know myself. Today, as I make mistakes, let me see them as lessons.
Guide me. When I see others make mistakes, let me honor them for where
they are. Let me realize that they are Your children and only You, my
Grandfather, knows what is really going on. When my lips move, let the
words be Your words.
Allow me to have
the courage to speak
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