One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
– Unknown Author
Everyday when we wake up and face a new day, we have the power to decide what kind of day we will have and what “attitude” we will carry throughout that day. It’s easy to let others influence us and our attitudes and too often, we get stuck in negative moments and never find our way out… remaining in a “rut”. This usually means that we’ve given something or someone power over us that they shouldn’t have. We also all have the ability to change our attitudes, which will also affect our outlook on every situation we face. Cynics usually have a drab outlook on life… Optimists perch on the Cynic’s shoulders and have a different view of it all.