“”We have taken many paths we would not have chosen, and we have done many jobs we did not want to do. We have carried burdens we did not want to carry and dealt with impossible people we did not like.
“”It is strange that the road we did not want to take is the one that brought us more quickly to the place we wanted to be. At times, the way was hostile, but when we needed a hand there was one. When we needed courage, it was there. What we call problems and unjust circumstances have a way of teaching us integrity and how to be peaceful.
“” It makes us wonder how many other rewards we have missed because we resisted something that looked like too much responsibility. “”
= Joyce Sequichie Hifler = from "A Cherokee Feast of Days"