Sent on behalf of Conference Chair, Harold Whitis
There is a story told of an old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One is evil: he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good: he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
AS FAAs I believe that you come to the SWASFAA Conference to feed the “good” wolf! We all work with a lot of great people in our “pack” who strive every day to be kind, benevolent, empathetic, generous, truthful, compassionate and faithful. I am continually impressed by my colleagues and hopeful for the future of student financial aid and the student’s we serve. It is the hope of the conference committee that you find a way to be fed at this conference.
We look forward to seeing you in Grapevine!
The SWASFAA Fall Conference Committee