One of the things that I find is that people will fall back on how they were raised and what happened to them, saying, Well, my father was a cruel man, and I have low self-esteem, and I can’t comprehend what you are teaching me about love and kindness and giving. And I say, Do not fall back on that kind of garbage. The Creator gave you a sound mind and an incredible spirit and a way of being so that you can do anything right now! You can change that attitude same as you wake up in the morning and it’s a new day. Your mind and everything else can be new. I’ve lived through hardships and horror, and I’m a loving, caring, and giving person because I choose to be that way. I choose to listen to the other side to guide me. We all have the ability with our spirit to change things right now.
Woodland Cree, Canada