April 4

Melancholy is a stray cat you once
let in--now you have to fight to get it out. It is not
impossible but very unpleasant.
Never look at that dark grieving attitude as
a permanent fixture. See it as an outside force trying
to control you. You would never let the cat take
over your home--so don't let sadness monopolize
your mind and spirit. Keep telling it to be gone. Say
it again and again. Speaking the word is a powerful
ally--and you've been doing it with dark words.

Fling all these things (destructive) away and live as
your wise forefathers lived before you.

By: Joyce Sequichie Hifler

My forefathers were warriors.
Their son is a warrior. From
them I take my existence, from
my tribe I take nothing. I am
the maker of my own fortune.
SHAWNEE, 1768-1813

On This Date in
Native American History