Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Givers and Takers

"There are two kinds of people in the world: Givers and Takers
The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better."
Our friend Charlie ( who passed away a few years ago) use to say this often, and he always made a point of calling Rick and me, Givers........I took that as a wonderful compliment.

I see givers and takers daily.........I see the givers, who work tirelessly, giving of their time, money and spirit.  They volunteer, 
they give until there is nothing left to give. They give love to the lovable and the unlovable.

I see the takers........who take, who suck the energy out of all of those around them, who take without any sense of gratitude, but rather a sense of entitlement......who take from the earth, who take
from their families and friends......and never look back with any regret or remorse.  (wow, could those be politicians?)

I think most of us, are givers and takers to some extent......that is just our human nature.....but there are the two extremes.....and in the extreme, I had much rather be a giver than a taker.

Givers and takers, I choose to believe most of us give more than we take.......I hope we all sleep well tonight.


  1. I agree with you, Jilda.
    I am more of a giver and have been one all my life.
    I hope your energy is back...

  2. But let me add the following: those who feel no remorse sleep very well at night.

  3. It's funny...sometimes I can tell which patients are givers and which are takers in the small amount of time I spend with them..awake anyway! I hope to be a giver most days, but I know there are times I miss the boat. Hopefully good reminders like yours will keep me going in the right direction!