"A Cherokee Feast Of Days"
UNU 'LA HEE
We cannot assume that all good things are
ours simply because we have a right to
them. The right does not qualify us to get some-
thing, but it means the door is open and we can
work to achieve our goal. Part of the work is being
grateful for the opportunity. But even the oppor-
tunity does not do the work--we do it.
Samuel Johnson said that great work is per-
formed, not by strength, but by perseverance. But
even opportunity does not do the job. We do. There
is little opposition where willingness to work is
present. The land is ours, every flower, every bush,
it is all ours and we are happy. We will work.
Folly, inactivity, and cowardice? What need we speak
of the past?
By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler