Chief Tecumseh

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”-Chief Tecumseh

As my end of the month quote I have chosen to use an amazing poem written by Chief Tecumseh.  I find this poem very motivating and showing how one lives their life as a hero and a warrior.  It shows that one cannot live life with fear and regret that one day it shall all come to an end.  Instead it shows that one most enjoy their life fully and that you can always give thanks for food and the joy of living and if one can fine nothing to give thanks for then they can only blame themselves.  It shows that you must embrace death and not be foolhardy and beg for more time then what you have.  I love this poem and feel like it is one I can live my life by.