Are you a Fountain or a Drain?

Are you a giver or a taker?

Tony C. Franklin

4/1/20241 min read

Are you a fountain or a drain?

I can't take credit for this story, but I want to share it. I found it online with an INC. Magazine logo attached to it, and the Wall Street Journal is also mentioned. All credit goes to them.

"Everybody you meet in this world is either a fountain or a drain." Years ago, Travis Kelce's college football coach said this to him. The coach went on to say that what he needed was a fountain and that Kelce was being a very big drain.

That simple observation had a profound effect on Kelce, as these things sometimes do when they land at just the right time. "Changed his life," one of Kelce's closest friends confided to The Wall Street Journal.

Travis Kelce is the All-Pro tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, and also Taylor Swift's boyfriend. The article talks about some charities that Kelce works with, and how he shares his successes with his teammates and old friends.

As a writer, I hope my brief comments and micro stories are part of a fountain and not a drain. I hope readers find them thoughtful, and slightly motivational. So ask yourself today, "Am I a fountain or a drain?"

Have a great week.
Tony C. Franklin
#mondaymotivational #tonycfrankllin