October 28 – Daily Feast
If you don’t want to be judged harshly by other people – then don’t continually condemn yourself. You have to tell people who you are, and you do it by action, by words, and by attitude. If you intend to compete with everyone, it will show in your manner. If you believe no one likes you, they will believe there is a reason – and not like you. If you believe social status is power, you will see the day when it breaks down. Individuality is not competition, not painful separation, but sincerity and genuine caring. These things are evident – and the person that deliberately sets out to hinder someone is headed for out-and-out loneliness.
~ We first knew you as a feeble plant which wanted a little earth whereon to grow…. ~
RED JACKET – SENECA, 1792
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler