39424"A Cherokee Feast Of Days"........JANUARY 1 ( ONE )
- Jan 1, 2008A Cherokee Feast Of DaysJANUARY
UNU LA TA NEE'January 1A new day, a new year, a new era. Many moons
have passed and they were not all spent in
good pursuits. We spent time lavishly, we be-
stowed a profusion of attention on people and cir-
cumstances unworthy of our purpose. I am young
and have all the time in the world, or I am old now
and there's no need to try this late in life.
Youth counts the hours the way Abram counted
the stars. The aged bow to these words of Chief
Joseph of the Nez Perce: "Hear me my chiefs! I am
tired, my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun
now stands I will fight no more." But we cannot
decide in one moment how many moons we have.
The Great Spirit sees our hearts and loves us any-
way. We ask permission to do well with this new
time and we know we are not alone.
The frog does not drink up the pond in which he
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler