Sunday, 10 July 2011

An inspirational story

Traffic control tower Christchurch airport
I saw the airport twice this week. Once to go to Auckland up and down for work and yesterday to drop of my husband. The airport has been renewed completely and is very spacey and modern. When I went in the plane to Auckland the Stewart said "There is a lot of turbulence in Christchurch at the moment. It will get better though when we are in the air." :)

I've got an inspirational story for you:
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson
about a battle that goes on inside all people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between two
 wolves that dwell inside each and everyone of us.

 “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 thought about it for
 a minute, and then asked his grandfather:
 “Which wolf will win ?” 

 The old Cherokee simply replied:
 “The one you feed.”

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20 comments:

  1. That's a lovely shot! Your story is so true. Thanks for posting them both.

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  2. I love this Cherokee lesson! And what a beautiful pic! Reminds me of a giant cup!

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  3. Even those who fear flying might feel safer in the air these days with the ground still seeming to rumble. We heard there was another recent earthquake in NZ, although perhaps not in the Christchurch area. Your previous post showing the destruction of beautiful buildings that look like precious works of art is sad. The lone standing door reminds me of a Harry Potter scene. It IS magical that it survived! Also, enjoyed the poem in this post. And sorry to hear about your husband’s mom. Wishing you all strength and peace of mind in the days ahead!

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  4. Your photos are eye-opening. I saw volcanic damage in Indonesia last month... Thanks for stopping by my blog, but I am not doing much blogging there these days (and am real bad about visiting other blogs) as I'm on the road for 3 1/2 months. I'm posting my summer travel notes here: www.jeff-ridingrails.blogspot.com

    In my blog, I just got to Cambodia. In real life, I'm half way up Vietnam! -Sage

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  5. That is indeed a beautiful lesson. The illuminated Tower looks wonderful.

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  6. Great story and it is so very true.

    "There is a lot of turbulence in Christchurch at the moment. It will get better though when we are in the air."

    Its early in the morning on my end of things and I had to read it twice. After it penetrated my thick skull I coughed on my coffee laughing so much.

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  7. Great story and it is so very true.

    "There is a lot of turbulence in Christchurch at the moment. It will get better though when we are in the air."

    Its early in the morning on my end of things and I had to read it twice. After it penetrated my thick skull I coughed on my coffee laughing so much.

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  8. Thank you for this story, Marjo! It's certainly a great reflection!

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  9. The lesson you posted is so true. I am going to share this post on my Facebook page.
    Thanks for coming by, God bless!

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  10. Oh, wonderful!
    Loved that story, Marja.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Margie x

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  11. I love this lesson too. It's one of my favourites.

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  12. Hey Marja, I saw you through Boekenstek, my name is Marja too :)

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  13. Short but sweet story and yes, it's so true :) yay! We feed both qualities but there are times we tend to spoil the other one.

    Tim @ DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Lawsuits

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  14. the tower looks very cosmic!:)

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  15. Hallo Marja,

    Wat leuk dat je mijn Blog bezocht hebt en dank je voor je complimentjes!! Door 'Bert' z'n Blog, (Bert is een oude bekende vanuit Wijchen, maar dat wist je waarschijnlijk al) heb ik al eerder verschillende keren jou Blog bezocht, leuke onderwerpen met mooie foto's! en wat een mooi land is Nieuw-Zeeland toch!! Ik hoop daar ook ooit eens naar toe te kunnen gaan.. Wellicht tot een volgend keer.

    Groetjes, Eef ;)

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  16. That is a great shot of the airport. Very spacy. Great sense of humour of the flight attendant. And that story is very inspirational indeed. If only everyone would feed the good wolf ;-)

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  17. Hallo Marja
    Wat leuk dat je bij mij langs bent geweest !
    Je hebt een mooi blog met prachtige foto's.
    Kom zeker af en toe weer een kijkje nemen.
    Fijn weekend
    Liefs
    Mapi

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  18. Great shot and very inspiring,Marja!

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