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Neither a Borrower nor a Lender be...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

While I've long been a Shakespeare fan and do enjoy "Hamlet", this line from Polonius to his son Laertes is, to me, complete crap.

My neighbour and I are often lending and borrowing from each other, and have developed quite a close relationship with our exchanges of eggs, cups of flour or sugar, and small favours.

Here on SparkPeople, too, I have been borrowing for over two years and only good things have come from it. You might wonder when we exchanged baking supplies through the Internet connection, but I do not refer to tangible items. I borrow emotional support and strength from the Spark Community. and while I've never received sugar from any of you, what you do offer is much, much sweeter.

Whether I'm going through tough times in 'real life' ( I still remember every goodie gift of flowers and hugs, the positive thoughts, candles lit, and prayers offered when Bryan was in the hospital!), I've fallen off the wagon and need a good swift emoticon to get back on track, or want to share some small success, you guys are always there for me and I truly appreciate it.

I've said before that I would never have reached my first weight loss goal without the SP trackers. This is true, but honestly, I wouldn't still BE here if it wasn't for my sparkfriends. Thank you all. You're terrific lenders and I just hope that I am able to offer you a fraction of the support and encouragement you have given me.

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  • KITTY1970
    emoticon I love the support & encouragement I get on here as well. I love the fact the 2 teams I'm on that are so supportive & full of joy & encouragement. This is a privilege to be on such an uplifting & beautiful site. emoticon emoticon
    3933 days ago
  • SPIRITUALHUNGER
    What a great way to put things. I hope I get to borrow from you and you can borrow from me anytime! I agree, Spark Friends are the best!
    emoticon Sheila
    4107 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4238235
    Ahh that was beautifully written. I wish I could write so well.
    You took the feeling I have though right from my heart!
    4108 days ago
  • SUETINGE
    The give and take (or borrowing and lending) here on Spark is the best I've found anywhere. Thank you for being both a borrower and a lender here.
    4108 days ago
  • SIXFULLERS
    This is the best place for borrowing and lending the right things! Thanks for being a great lender (known or unbeknownst to you...)
    4110 days ago
  • CATIATM
    Was it Hamlet? LOL I thought it was Ben Franklin. Those Americans - they take credit for everything! emoticon

    I think you're right - we should be both borrowers and lenders!
    4110 days ago
  • HPTHATBME
    Cj you are also such a great lender yourself!
    4111 days ago
  • FIENDISHSARAH
    We love you CJ and are glad to have you as a SP friend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4111 days ago
  • SHINYSILVRVOLVO
    You're just as much a giver! You're totally right on this...we all borrow strength from each other and lend back when others need it. emoticon
    4111 days ago
  • DISPATCH91
    Girl you give as much more than you get.

    4111 days ago
  • MAGGIGIRL
    Awe That is really awesome. Sad, and alone in the pain of thinking Wish I was smaller that's where I'd be.
    4111 days ago
  • KIMCATUS
    Great point cj!! I think you're right...we do all borrow and lend and it makes us better people for it! Thanks for lending when I need it! *hugs*
    4111 days ago
  • DEBULACLARK
    You lend it right back CJ!
    4111 days ago
  • SAAAVVY
    That's really sweet. I just joined SP yesterday and I'm already feelin the love and encouragement from EVERYONE. It's a great community. :)
    4111 days ago
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