Monday, May 28, 2007

Ang Thu- The Giver

    

The Giver

           

                 

 

“ In this world there are two types of people: the giver and the taker. The giver gives generously until it hurts. She does not know how to take and gets embarrassed if she does so. The taker takes all she can from the giver. She does not know how to give and gets upset if she has to.  They say opposite attracts: the giver attracts takers and vice versa. I realized long time ago that I am a giver. I made friends with a lot of takers who left me when I have nothing more to give. You are a giver. I knew that when you handed me your cell phone when I was at the airport because I was upset about leaving my camera at home. Later, you shared with me the food you bought at the airport concession. I offered you some money to pay for your phone minutes and the food but you refused.  I was embarrassed to take from you but I was also relieved. It is nice to meet another giver. That is why I kept your phone number and called you as soon as I returned to the US. I want to be your friend because I know I can give you something and you could too.”

                                                                                                         ~Ang Thu

4 comments:

my78novata said...

that is so true I see it often

tkelliher617 said...

I love this entry!  The rose is beautiful too.
Tabby :)

barbpinion said...

I read this somewhere not long ago. Loved it just as much then; great food for thought. The flower is so beautiful, can almost smell it. lol
Hugs, dear one,
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

chatzeekay said...

this sits with me this apst daya blessing to read