eRipples: a FREE weekly splash of inspiration
version 2.40 [Monday, October 2, 2000]
We all take different paths in life,
but no matter where we go,
we take a little of each other everywhere.
-Tim McGraw, submitted by T. Pham
Keep away from people
who belittle your ambitions,
small people always do that,
but the really great
make you feel that
can become great.
– Mark Twain, submitted by Andrea Wiebe
There are some people on this planet who, just by being in the same
room with them for a time, can infuse your spirit with energy and
passion and vitality. They are joyful, alive creatures and they seem
willing to share their soul! They are interested in recounting their
latest adventures, and they are equally intrigued about YOUR
And I am also coming to accept that there are some people on this
planet who can suck the lifeforce out of a room simply by being
present. They are whiny, negative, critical, frustrated people. I
do my best to be compassionate or at least have pity for them, AND I
am trying to keep them at a distance. They do not feed my soul and
my attempts to feed theirs are often futile (picture this sign at the
zoo: Do not feed the bears! They are on a strict diet of whine and
May I ask you on this bright Monday morning: which camp are you in?
Choose your sides this week and hopefully you can spend some time and
energy enhancing your skills as an INF– USER an avoid being a DRAINER!