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TEACH YOUR TALENT by Yvette Autin Warren

 My daughter and daughter-in-law are award-winning teachers of children…

 I was told early on that I would never be a teacher, though this was my dream. Yet, as a mother, I was a teacher, and as a manager I also taught.

We are all teachers by our examples to others, even if we never set foot in a classroom. To understand and honor this is the most empowering belief I have to pass on to others. So do not hesitate to teach your talent!

Teach Your Talent

Teach, teach, and teach some more, if you have a talent;

This is the role for which humanity was actually sent.

We do humankind no favors when we control by fear;

This should be, by now, to humans, abundantly clear.

Anyone who will not learn from others is surely a fool,

And they will always be the downfall of humanity's tools.

Do not worry if your wisdom seems to fall on deaf ears;

It may not be in this generation that anyone hears.

You have done your utmost, if as a learned human,

You've passed down your knowledge to a young man or woman.

And if you are blessed with the talent, write it for the ages;
Remember that lasting change only comes in slow stages.

Yvette Autin Warren: I am a grandmother who was recently ordained as a minister in the Universal Life Church. I sought this title to honor my many years of ministering to those around me as daughter, sister, wife, mother, food service manager, community volunteer, aunt, and friend. After my children were grown and I retired from the workforce, I had no title that I felt actually honored my current position in society. I am still ministering, but not in the physical spheres in which I did serve.  I now mostly serve as an elder and advisor. I write about my spiritual journey and have published several books, the most recent We’re Already Eternal a collection of insights into the ways we manifest The Sacred Spirit with our lives. Join me in my journey at my blog 'One Family, Many Faiths' here. 

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