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Quotation for Friday 5th June 2020

Callendersgal profile image

Good morning everyone,

Today I really felt the need for some sage words of the sort I've so often read in Native American culture and this is what I found, which really appeals to me, and I hope will to you too. It's attributed to Crowfoot (c. 1830-1890), a chief of the Canadian Blackfoot tribe (a tribe native to the Northern Plains of the USA and Canada.)

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset"

In other words, it's fleeting. We seldom appreciate its privilege until we begin to reach an age where there might be less of it left than that we have lived already. So today I'm going to try to remember to appreciate all the things that life sends. Not only the good, or just the bad, but the entire rollercoaster of this one time journey (as far as we know), that we take!

Have a good day today and please really experience whatever it sends. πŸ™

Picture: Annalise Batista, Pixabay

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I love both the picture and the words, the native Americans culture touches me inside, I think they are very wise.

Enjoy your day, at least it’s cooler today. πŸ˜‰

bobbybobb profile image

It touches home, a very meaningful quote and lovely picture to accompany it. 🌸😊

That really impacted on my thoughts. It's description is perfect.

Love that quote - I have always had an affinity with the Native American culture - and it is one that always values and respects all forms of life - as yes both our own lives and that of all creatures is indeed precious and should be valued as such. I often think we live very far away from how life was all originally created to be enjoyed - such potential in our planet for good and beauty for all life - my hope is that original intention and purpose for life can yet be achieved - perhaps with the direction of the bigger power ? Tehe my musings for Friday. Love the picture too. X

Hi Callendersgal, I resonate with what you are saying and so very true, life is short and we make it what it is and have to try and enjoy every minute we have.

We are on loan to this planet so we have to enjoy our time and also look after the planet as well, need I say more on that one.

Take care

Alicia :)

I love that picture, it is so pretty and very calming. Thanks for sharing. Wise words from a wise chief, there were several of them and I think they had a better love of people and nature than some leaders of today around the world.

Thank you, that is lovely, yes it does take age and perception to fully mature, I am finding it such a pleasure...Love n Hugs......

Yes! I thought the same Jerry and was looking for a couple of cats! Funny thing, it seems impossible to get a really good actual photograph of fireflies. I tried myself many times while living in Barbados, but I never ever found a way to do justice to their magical light.

I agree with Jerry about cherishing all life & the gift of life .Its excellent advice

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