Never Sweat the Small ****

I am usually a very laidback person. Drama has no place in my life at all. When I was a young private in the Marine Corps stationed in England, I was about to undergo my first command inspection since Boot Camp. I had two room mates at the time: Cloud and Lafferty.

Lafferty was a tall, red headed Irish man who was always clowning around and Cloud was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian with the most calm demeanor of anyone I'd ever met or have met since (that wasn't stoned that is).

As the time for the inspection drew nearer I started shaking and sweating bullets. My teeth were litterally chattering I was so nervous. When Cloud noticed this he quietly said "Hopson. Relax. Don't sweat the small ****; and it ALL small ****."

The affect of hearing this was miraculous to say the least. I stopped shaking almost immediately. When the Major stepped in front of me and started asking me questions I was completely calm. I was soaked from sweating earlier but other than that I was as tranquil inside as an early morning lake.

Therefore, since that day, when I feel nervous about something I just think back to the calm wisdom spoken to me by a young Cherokee Indian: Never sweat the small ****; And it's ALL small ****.
seeker25801 seeker25801
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4 Responses Apr 16, 2007

Oh yeah.. and Cherokee's rule!!! LOL <br />
(I am part Cherokee)

Well what time you give will be well worth it for us who are reading the many stories! Thanks!

Thank you very much! I wish I had more time to spend on this site.

Amen!!!!<br />
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Awesome dude! I like your writings too, you have a great ability to tell stories and grab the reader until the story is done.. *grins*