Today, I Stopped

“The highest form of wisdom is kindness”

— The Talmud

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This morning I came upon a car,
broken down on the side of the road.

Forty years ago I would have ridden past,
too young to know.

Thirty years ago I would have sped by,
too blind to see.

Twenty years ago I would have driven on,
too selfish to care.

Ten years ago I would have hurried along,
too busy to feel.

Today, I stopped.


Yesterday’s gift of time … Stopped and helped a woman whose car had broken down and  whose cell phone was not working. The engine was too broken to fix, so I helped her call a tow truck, waited, and listened to her until her ride arrived.

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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