June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by



Mar 16, 2009

You Tell On Yourself

You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,
By the very manner in which you speak
By the way you employ your leisure time,
By the use you make of a dollar and dime

You tell what you are by the way you walk,
By the things of which you like to talk
By the manner in which you bear defeat,
By so simple a thing as how you eat.

You tell what you are by the things you wear,
By the spirit in which your burdens bear,
By the books you choose from the well-filled shelf;
In these ways and more, you tell on yourself

Author Unknown

2 comments:

Tea With Tiffany said...

Beautiful!
Truth..

Anonymous said...

You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,
By the very manner in which you speak,
By the way you employ your leisure time,
By the use you make of dollar and dime.
You tell what you are by the things you wear,
By the spirit in which your burdens bear.
By the kind of things at which you laugh,
By the records you play on the phonograph.
You tell what you are by the way you walk,
By the things of which you delight to talk,
By the manner in which you bear defeat,
By so simple a thing as how you eat.
By the books you choose from the well filled shelf;
In these ways and more, you tell on yourself;
So there’s really no particle of sense
In an effort to keep up false pretense.
- Heart to Heart Talk

My grandmother typed up a little copy of this poem and gave it to me to keep in my wallet when I graduated from high school :-)

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