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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

True Words

This weekend I came across a great quote that I want to share with you. I'll keep this post brief because I don't want to detract from the quotation itself. I agree wholeheartedly with these words. I hope that in life we can all encounter far more of the second kind of people than the first:

"There are two kinds of people - you know them.
As you journey along on life's track -
The people who take your strength from you,
And others who put it all back."
-- Ralph Spaulding Cushman

I'm grateful for those in my life who consistently put it all back!

15 comments:

Sharon said...

And thats the truth!!!!!!!

twondra said...

LOVE this quote. Thank you so much!!

Sunny said...

This is so great. I was reminded of a former friend yesterday when Mr let me know he saw her in a restaurant. I started to get funky with just the mention of her, but then it hit me - she EXHAUSTED me and was such a taker. I'm actually relieved of that relationship after if dissolved. So, I whole-heartedly agree that we need to be "putter backers" and have "putter backers" in our lives!

Jenn said...

I got chills reading this quote. It's so true. And I definitely think that when we have people who take from us, we appreciate more the people who put back into us! Maybe that's why we have the first people; to appreciate the second ones more!

Stacey said...

Jenn,
I had that very same thought. After all, if we never felt empty of our strength, we might not feel the joy of having it put back!

Kathryn said...

Working with folks as i do, i experience a number of folks whom i consider "energy vampires." I get done with them & i've nothing left!

Sadly, but frankly, a number of these are Christians. Wonder what that's about.

Maybe i should change the prayer that i use over these folks at the beginning of my work.

Connie said...

Oh how I pray that I am a "putter-backer"! I <3 you!

iamstacey said...

YOU are one of those who constantly puts back for others! Thank you so much for being here!

Life In Mazes said...

Beautiful - I know a few of both and prefer the company of the later.

Rebecca said...

That's an amazing quote! Thank you for posting it. I am going to copy it for further pondering on it. :)

I hope the same for you.

Becky said...

This is so true. I pray I am one who puts it back. You definitely are one of those people and I thank you for it.

Journeymark Cards & Gifts said...

Thanks for sharing this incredible quote. It's one of those where it makes you wonder "how am I helping build others in a positive way?"

bonjovijennie said...

Short and simple....and very very true.
I look forward to reading your blogs! Makes me feel like I am still just 10 minutes away from you :)

bonjovijennie said...

Short and simple....and very very true. I look forward to readning your blog. Makes me feel like I am still just 10 minutes away from you :)

Abby said...

You are one who puts it back for us!!!