notKosmic's 90 Days in Daily Journals Posted October 10, 2016 · Edited October 10, 2016 by notKosmic Day 31Gratitude is life-changing!Part of me is slipping back into old ways again. The desires are still there simmering under the surface. *Once a man visited a tribe in Papau New Guinea. The chief of the tribe was a man at peace. He led his people with kindness and handled matters with wisdom. The visitor of the tribe asked him how he was able to do it. The chief sat him down and told him this parable: "There are two dogs in my life, a black one and a white one. The white one represents the man I want to become, and the black one represents who I once was. These dogs are always fighting one another. I used to let them fight too much. Now, I have found the secret to this struggle. I merely feed the white one and starve the black one."Thankful for:1. Starving the bad dog. I fed him a little today though... grrr...2. Feeding the other dog. Building good habits.3. Conflicts being resolved... or in process at work.4. Hearing my daughters' voices as they play.5. Hearing the cry of my son grow louder and stronger.