“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
We Are Never Alone
Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of passage?
His father takes him into the forest…blindfolded…and leaves him….alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night…and not take off the blindfold until the ray of sun shines through it. He is all by himself. He cannot cry out for help to anyone.
Once he survives the night…he is a MAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience. Each boy must come into his own manhood.
The boy was terrified…could hear all kinds of noise…Beasts were all around him. Maybe even some human would hurt him. The wind blew the grass and earth… and it shook his stump. But he sat stoically…never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could be a man.
Finally, after a horrific night…the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he saw his father…sitting on the stump next to him…at watch…the entire night.
We are never truly alone. Even when we do not know it, our family and friends are watching out for us…sitting on a stump beside us. ❤
Friendship…it’s what you make it~
“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.”
“The friends you made when you were poor and just starting out are the ones that count the most! They were with you in the beginning, and they will be the ones that will be with you at the end. These true friends liked you for what you are, as a person, and not for what you have in regards to money, prestige, and power. Take care of these friends and nurture a lasting relationship with them. They are valuable to you and reflect who you are – in origin and character. These friends have immeasurable worth and serve to make you “rich” in what really counts in life – integrity, commitment, and loving support.”
This quote belongs to Charles Robert Darwin (1809 – 1882)~
AND TRULY REMEMBER THAT NO MATTER YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU ARE NEVER ALONE ❤
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
“Under His wings you will find refuge.”