June 3rd: from "A Cherokee Feast of Days" a book of Meditations and Native American quotes by Joyce Sequichie Hifler, pg. 177
Available from Council Oak Publishing, Co., c. 1992 by Joyce S. Hifler, all rights reserved.
Big changes require many small ones. Any change seems sudden, regardless of how much we prepare for it. We wait for it, ask for it, expect it and resent its intrusion. Change is needed to stay young and vital and moving. Without it we stagnate and too often fall into melancholoy. Even in the best of times change takes a certain amount of adjustment. Our biggest problem with change is that we expect it to be bad rather than something that will make us happier. To a flea, the dog is the whole world, says a Cherokee. As much as we like where we are, it isn't the whole world. There are bigger things--and better. We have to be able to see beyond the dog.
"I have made myself what I am"