July 9 – Daily Feast
When people are secure, they can let someone else have the credit for doing something worthwhile and not complain. Sooner or later, the truth comes out anyway. Life always balances the credit. People have thought many times they were getting something for nothing – but listen, nothing stands for nothing. There is always compensation. Call it what it is. The only thing we don’t pay for is love, real love, which the Cherokee calls a da ge yu di. What we give, we receive. Life is reciprocal, it requires us to do the best we can and to leave judgment and balancing to Him Who works out all things to their perfection.
~ Tell your people….that since we were promised we should never be removed, we have moved five times. ~
A CHIEF, 1876
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler