Cherokee Rite of Passage -, Janice Roosevelt, Ecobroker, ABr, ePRO - Matt Fetick Real Estate Team - Keller Williams - PA & DE

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Brandywine Valley PARS273421 & De Lic.
Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone.

He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not
remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it.

He cannot cry out for help to anyone.

Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because
each lad must come into manhood on his own.

The boy is naturally terrified.
He can hear all kinds of noises.
Wild beasts must surely be all around him .
Maybe even some human might do him harm.
The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but
he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only
way he could become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his

It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him.

He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone.
Even when we don't know it,
God is watching over us,
sitting on the stump beside us.
When trouble comes,
all we have to do is reach out to Him.

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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Janice

There is always someone there for us, ans in the story you have to remove your blindfold to see them.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 30, 2009 09:04 AM #1
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ


Jul 30, 2009 09:18 AM #2
Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Lou, you are so right, and sometimes we don't know we're wearing one.

Jul 30, 2009 11:59 PM #3
Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Hugh:, jest, let it be so

Jul 30, 2009 11:59 PM #4
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Janice - thanks, I like the story and the analogy, bless you.

Jul 31, 2009 12:51 AM #5
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