An old Cherokee is 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."
First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].
Friday, January 13, 2012
Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund (PGCSIF) - initiative is designed to identify and recognize young leaders
The Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund (PGCSIF), a sponsored program fund of the Community Foundation for Prince George’s County, has just announced its Forty Under Forty Awardees for 2012. The initiative is designed to identify and recognize young leaders in the county and connect them to the nonprofit community and broader civic activities. The awards presentation will be held on January 31st from 6-8:30 at Bus Boys & Poets in Hyattsville. For more information about the PGCSIF visit http://innovateprincegeorges.org/. To meet this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees, visit fortyunder40.innovateprincegeorges.org. PGCSIF also launched its #MyBigHope campaign on twitter (@pgcsif) to create a bit of buzz and optimism for the New Year, and to hear and learn from the community about their #BigHopes for the County. PGCSIF’s Managing Director, Tonia Wellons, blogs about the campaign and next steps for the Fund at http://innovateprincegeorges.org/2012/01/40-great-reasons-to-get-excited-about-prince-georges-county-in-2012-2/