Tsi law 'nee
Ꮵ Ꮃw 'ᏁᎡ
The Great Spirit made the Indians to be a single people, quite distinct from white men and for different purposes.
April 1 - Daily Feast, Volume II
April! Golden girl of the year, clad in the newest shade of green with meadow skirts strewn with every color and cradling nests of baby birds close to your breast. Your jewels sparkle in the morning mist, long strands of dew drops draping the fence rows and turning to emeralds and rubies in early morning light. Tears come easily but you are often laughing as you move through a range of temperatures that gives the human spirit reason to celebrate. You are adored, sweet girl of spring, for life the way you serve it.
~ My heart is filled with joy when I see you here, as the brooks fill with water when the snow melts in spring. ~
"A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II" by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Elder's Meditation of the Day - April 1
"People think other things are more important than prayer, but they are mistaken."
An Elder once said the most important thing you can do in the course of a day is to pray. If we get up late or oversleep, which is more important? Rush to work without praying or pray first and then go to work? The Elders say it's more important to pray. If we get angry, should we act on our anger or should we pray first? The Elders say it's more important to pray first. If, during the day, we face indecision, what should we do? PRAY. If, during the day, we become irritated or we experience fear, what should we do first? PRAY. The Warrior who prays first will lead a different life from those who pray last.
Great Spirit, teach me to pray first!
'THINK on THESE THINGS'
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Leisure - what is it? It is that beautiful something that escapes us most of the time. Leisure, like most everything else, can be found if we truly want it. We seem to have the ability to do most of what we set our minds to do, and the less important things can be set aside for this particular thing.
We get pretty stale when we never take time to relax. A few hours of getting away from even a beloved madhouse will make a new human being out of a bundle of nerves.
Pursuit of leisure is to lose it. We can't suddenly say that the next five minutes will be for complete relaxation. It takes that long to begin to unwind. Gaiety and rhythm and frivolity are shunned by most minds. But if there are none of these, even in the smallest amounts, then leisure is more of a restless shuffling - like a night out with no place to go.
We need to exercise our minds a little to achieve and goal, and leisure is definitely a goal!
Donvdagahv'i (ᏙᏅᏓᎦᎲ'Ꭲ) (Until we meet again)
Dewidi Tawodi Unega (ᏕᏫᏗ ᏔᏬᏗ ᎤᏁᎦ) (David White Hawk)
Nvwadohiyada (ᏅᏩᏙᎯᏯᏓ) (Blessings of health and peace to you)
Be good, be kind, and help each other.Respect the ground, respect the drum, and respect each other.
May The Creator Always Walk With You.