Today I, ____________________, will make choices that lead me toward lasting happiness.
“Next to the bestowal of life itself, the right to direct your life is one of God’s greatest gifts to you.” – For the Strength of Youth
Today and for the duration of this segment, I, ____________________, commit to work on remembering the gift of agency.
“There is a story told of an old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
““It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One is evil: he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
“He continued, “The other is good: he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person too.”
“The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
“The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”” – Agency and Accountability by Shayne M. Bowen