Inspired By: Wilma Mankiller
Some people do earn their names in native culture. I didn’t, but I don’t always tell people that. Sometimes I just say that Mankiller is my name, I earned it, and I let ’em wonder.
I learned a long time ago that I can’t control the challenges the creator sends my way, but I can control the way I think about them and deal with them.
The happiest people I’ve ever met, regardless of their profession, their social standing, or their economic status, are people that are fully engaged in the world around them. The most fulfilled people are the ones who get up every morning and stand for something larger than themselves. They are the people who care about others, who will extend a helping hand to someone in need or will speak up about an injustice when they see it.
Look out for the Mankiller documentary on PBS in March 2018 or attend a screening near you: http://www.mankillerdoc.com/upcoming-events/