Attitude is everything if the day is to go well. If we require others to have patience with us and give us u we to li s di, the Cherokee word for pity or sympathy, then our minds are going to be on whether or not we get it, instead of on living well. We forget that we project to others how we want to be treated. Arrogance invites resistance. Hangdog attitudes invite other sour and sullen looks and behavior. Good-natured people are always welcome and give peace to our minds. Whatever we are about, it is to our advantage to know the world is reflecting back to us the mirror-image of pleasant manners – or the stern appearance of touch-me-not. It takes so little to relax and enjoy, so that others can do the same.
~ I am old, it is true; but not old enough to fail to see things as they are. ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler