January 5 - Daily Feast, Volume II
The ground beneath our feet can seem awfully slippery at times.
Something mental or emotional catches us off guard and we fall to our
knees as though we are totally helpless. Never add self-criticism to the
load. This is one of the first things we try to do - blame ourselves
that we could not see. Why were we not stronger? Why did our faith fail
and where did the power go in a crisis? We grieve because we think we
have failed - because we could not hold the line. No, we have not
failed, we have loved. We have held life softly and reverently and
change has come.
~ Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove has been hallowed
by some sad or happy event in days long vanished. ~
SEATTLE - SUQUAMISH 1786 to 1866
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hilfer