"A Cherokee Feast Of Days"...........December 31
- *Been trudgin' round Boon yesterday and today. for family meals. Boon is about 1/2 way from Nevada and Ft. Dodge, IA. ( Why this is a tad late)A Cherokee Feast Of DaysA feast is a huge banquet of wonderful
foods and wonderful friends to share it. It is a time
when people honor people--and many memories
are laid aside for this celebration.
But another kind of feast is in the heart--
at the core where life is decided. It is the human
way to believe himself victim of many things, and
he starves at his center. He worries excessively about
who will take care of him and who will feed him
and if he will survive at all.
Never start a day without gratitude--
without an inner singing of "Praise God from
whom all blessings flow!" Never start a day being
sour and hard to get along with. Never talk trouble
nor give credence to those who do. Never give
another person reason to be unhappy . . . and
remember, this is your day. This is a day of celebrat-
ing new life and purpose.
On the other side of the river there is plenty of
buffalo. When we are poor we will tell you.
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler365 Days of Walking the Red RoadStrength is not the only thing we must
have in the world, and, in a man or a
nation, it is of little use without wisdom.-CHACOPEE AND THE WOODEN MAN,
YANKTON SIOUXOn This Date in
Native American History
December 31, 1910: The film The Yaqui
Girl, a love story about an Indian wo-
man and a Mexican man, was pro-
duced. James Young Deer, Winnebago,
became the head of studio production
soon after this film.
By: Terri JeanCourtesy Of RedHawk 1920Meditations with Native American Elders"They must give themselves to Wakan-
Tanka and live a spiritual life. They will
have the peace that frees them from fear."
-Frank Fools Crow, LAKOTA
There are two wills available for us: self will
and God's will. Our choice is figure it out
ourselves, or have the Creator involved in our
lives. If we are honest with ourselves and look
at past experiences, what are our lives like
when we try to figure it out ourselves? Is there
fear, confusion, frustration, anger, attacking
others, conflict, fault finding, manipulation,
teasing others, belittling others or devalua-
tion? If these things are present, they indicate
that we are choosing self will. What is it like if
we turn our will over to the Creator? What are
the results if we ask the Great Spirit to guide
our life? Examples are: freedom, choices, con-
sequences, love, forgiveness, helping others,
happiness, joy, solutions, and peace. Which
will I choose today, self will or God's will?
Creator, I know
what my choice
is. I want You
to direct my life.
I want You to
are the Grand-
know what I
need even before
I do. Today I
ask You to tell
me what I can
do for You
today, Tell me
in ways I can
and I will be
happy to do it.
By: Don CoyhisBeth's Bonus's:Barbara A Bailey