Monday, August 3, 2015

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

You've heard the tale of the two wolves in each of us. For those who haven't, here it is:

One evening, an elderly
cherokee brave told his
grandson about a battle that
goes on inside people.

he said "my son, the battle is
between two 'wolves' inside us all.
one is evil. it is anger,
envy, jealousy, sorrow,
regret, greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment,
inferiority, lies, false pride,
superiority, and ego.

the other is good.
it is joy, peace love, hope serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity,
truth, compassion and faith."

the grandson though about
it for a minute and then asked
his grandfather:

"which wolf wins?..."

the old cherokee simply replied,
"the one that you feed"

Yes, I have those two wolves but I also have two very different personalities, kind of like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide but just a tad different. My Dr. Jekyll is serious and my Mr. Hyde is light hearted, fun, and sometimes downright crazy. Sometimes I go back and read some of my blog posts and say whoa Nellie, that sweet and serious girl is a real bore. I actually like the flippant, sarcastic girl a lot better. It is who I really am. So forgive me if I come across a tad irreverent. It is the real me. That other girl is an imposter and actually not very fun to be with. It was only my cover up when life got too hard and I started to take it too seriously.

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