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Everyone Has a Contribution

by jussiecatwriter (follow)
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Everyone has a different but equally important contribution to make. Image courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org

Everyone in life, no matter what job, or position, or whether their work is paid or voluntary has an important contribution; something to teach us in this world. A gardener can teach as much as a dentist. A painter can teach as much as a child. A grandmother can teach as much as a teacher. All of these contributions are equally important and different.

However, it’s important to remember some things if you want to experience the growth that can come from being open to new lessons in life from others.

I can give one example...today I learned firstly, how to not let the string that sometimes pulls together shorts and trousers at the top, gathering them in rolling up so that it becomes lost inside the piece of clothing. This has happened to me most of my adult life, leaving what should be useful clothing not useful unless it really fitted really well.

1. You have to totally concentrate on what they are telling you. For the time being, you need to forget you are distracted with. I have a habit of thinking of unrelated things or letting my mind wander.

2. The lesson might not be terribly interesting to you, but nonetheless be open to learning it. For example, I also learned this morning how to roll up the hose neatly when such an easy act should be straightforward.

3. Realise that the lesson is valuable. Not all lessons are of course, but when it has taught you something of value, feel grateful for that and remind yourself that in the future, other advice given to you may make your life easier. For example, now the hose will hopefully not get tangled up.

4. It’s okay if you have got to slow down, or take your time, or if it takes a few goes to learn something new that is not really something that you know a lot about. For example, another thing I do not know a lot about are recipes. When someone has the patience to teach me, I take the time to write it down.

5. Realise the difference between new lessons learned and subjective pieces of information that need more evidence for you to know whether it is true or not. For example, I have been told varying things about the leaves that fall on my garden - whether they are toxic or act as mulch specifically.
In this case I would need to consult an expert.
Everybody has different interests, talents and fields of expertise.

If we all learned to listen to others’ knowledge, we can then expand our horizons. We can also then appreciate and continue to share the different things we know.

# Contributions
# Life
# Lessons
# Open Mindedness
# Listening
# Equality
# Life Skills
# Empathy
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