Two Stories

Two Stories

It’s summertime and I am distracted by the weather, the cicadas, the crickets, the robins sitting on their nest outside by bathroom window awaiting their newborns, the squirrels as they dig up Diane’s flowers, and watching the grass grow. In other words, I am passing this distraction off to others! Thank you to my brother-in-law for a story about a little boy and his first experience of an echo. That reminded me of another that has been around for a very long time, but speaks volumes about who we are as people.


An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is 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 old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

A father and his child were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, the child falls and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
To the child's surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?" He receives the answer: "Who are you?"
And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!" The voice answers: "I admire you!"
Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!" He receives the answer: "Coward!"
He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?" The father smiles and says: "Pay attention."
The father screams: "You are a champion!" The voice answers: "You are a champion!"
The child is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: "People call this an ECHO, but really this is LIFE.
Life will give you back everything you have given to it.
Your life is simply a reflection of your thoughts - positive or negative - and actions - good or bad. This applies to everything in your life.