We have much to be happy and thankful for my friend. You of all people know that truth well. I am proud to call you friend. We have water to drink food to eat shelter to keep us from the cold and rain and wind and snow. We have the wisdom of those who have passed and the joy of those that walk with us still. I will always consider you a true human being and a friend.Hello Ancient Wolf, Hempburn, "Nope", all decent folks posting ...and welcome back Blueminer (they really missed you, can't you tell).
I loved the Native American stories and facts we discussed early on in the thread. Wonder what happen to "wow". Can't remember the name they gave her. Do you Ancient Wolf? OJG might. I loved her stories too. Raven's post reminded me of this one I loved, I think you might have posted it:
Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind,
Where breath gives life to all the world.
Hear me: I need your strength and wisdom,
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made,
and my ears sharp to hear your voice
Make me wise so that I may understand
the things you have taught my people.
Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes toward me.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in
every leaf and rock.
Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the
intention of helping others.
Help me find compassion without empathy
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy..
Myself (my fears and my doubts)
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes,
SO WHEN LIFE FADES, AS THE FADING SUNSET.
MY SPIRIT MAY COME TO YOU WITHOUT SHAME.
(Translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887).
Out until late enjoying family Thanksgiving preparations and plans. Will be gone most of the weekend. Great weather, good food, loving family, childhood friends dropping by...Life is GOOD. I have been blessed. I am grateful everyday. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and safe trip if your on the road.
Enjoy your night!
The negative has its small place in all things yet the light of joy always overcomes. Overwhelming light shines through the darkness banishing it and lighting the way for the true human beings who walk in light. I am a better person for having corresponded with you here. Your heart is true and your light shines bright for all with eyes to see. May you continue to be blessed my friend.