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Who Are You Feeding?

Try as we may to make life simple, it is hard and can be quite complicated. The news seems to be filled with more evil than good. The good is out there but it doesn’t make the headlines. Recently, my hometown made national news because twelve-year-old girls tried to kill a classmate. We live in a wonderful community and the goodness is rising up to help the injured child. We all wonder how this could happen, just like the senseless school shootings and other tragedies that occur.
Like many others, I don’t have the answers but it reminded me of the story about the two wolves that live inside of each of us. It goes like this:
 A grandfather was telling his grandson the story of a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed.”
We try to protect our children but they are exposed to more negativity at an earlier age than ever before. And it is not just the kids. Those of us who are adults and parents are the role models for the behaviors of our kids. Nobody is perfect and certainly there are no guarantees in life. But I do believe that if we all feed the good wolf inside of us, this world will be a much happier, peaceful place to live in.

2 responses to “Who Are You Feeding?

  1. Carole Ann Coombes ⋅

    Dear Jim– I look forward to seeing your messages. My husband, Jack Coombes, had ALS.  He, like you, was so very positive to the end–and because of that he inspired so many people along the way.  You and your family are in my prayers-always. Enjoy the beautiful day!!

    Carole Ann Coombes

  2. Jenny Fink ⋅

    That my friend, could not of been out any better!!!

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