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Author Name: FreeFLETCH 4 Comments
Date Added: June 21, 2005 02:06:48 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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An old Indian Grandfather said to his grandson who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice........
"Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times." He continued......
"It is as if there are two wolves inside me; One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way. He saves all his energy for the right fight.
But the other wolf, ahhh! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing. Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit." The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked...
"Which one wins, Grandfather?" The Grandfather smiled and quietly said......
"The one I feed."
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Comment By: FreeCathy on July 27, 2005 11:48:19 PM Report
WOW Loved this has such a wonderful message I am so glad you posted this wonderful story one that keeps the reader to the end. Going in my favorites also
Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on June 24, 2005 06:41:40 PM Report
Totally awesome, my brother. I loved it. This must go into my favs. Ty for sharing this with us all...Hugz...Your' sister Jillian
Comment By: FreeWilliamGoldenpen on June 21, 2005 06:53:30 AM Report
This is an excellent story "Blue Wolf." The person that wrote it was indeed a wise man. Thanks for shareing.

Comment By: FreeSamantha Firefly on June 21, 2005 05:26:03 AM Report
I like this story. Indian stories are full of wisdom, I think.


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