Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Do You Have a Minute?

by Reb Gutman Locks at Mystical Paths

We are told that the wise person learns from everyone.[i] Surely this makes sense. Everyone has something to give, and if we are smart, we will pay attention to everyone we meet, in order to see what we might learn from them.

But if this is true about learning, then it also has to be true about teaching. If we are able to learn from everyone, then everyone must be able to learn from us. Whenever we meet with someone, not only is there an opportunity to learn, there is also an opportunity to teach.

What things have you learned in your life that have proven so valuable to you? See if you can share them with others; you might be able to change someone’s life. Wherever you are, whomever you meet, look for the opportunity to share. It only takes a minute to change someone’s life. You do have a minute, don’t you?

[i] Pirke Avot Chap 4:1

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