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On listening to others:

I gave an ear to a friend.
He thanked me and walked away.
I never saw him again.

I gave an ear to a friend.
He thanked me graciously, and
wished me a good day in return.

I gave an ear to a friend.
He thanked me profusely, and
the next day, there he was again.

I gave an ear to a friend.
He thanked me curtly, and
the next day, he expected the other ear too.

I gave an ear to a friend.
The next day, he asked me
if he could help me by listening.

I gave an ear to a friend.
The next day, he asked me
the same questions I asked him.

I gave an ear to a friend.
The same day, he gave me his ear in turn,
and made sure we spoke the same language.

Who was the giver here?
What was the gift involved?
And what do you do with
the gifts you are given?

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I give my attention and understanding where
it will create the greatest results.
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On sharing expectations:
    I gave bread to a beggar.
    He thanked me and walked away.
    I never saw him again.

    I gave bread to a beggar.
    He thanked me graciously, and
    wished me a good day in return.

    I gave bread to a beggar.
    He thanked me profusely, and
    the next day, there he was again.

    I gave bread to a beggar.
    He thanked me curtly, and
    the next day, he expected wine too.

    I gave bread to a beggar.
    The next day, he asked me
    if he could help me make bread.

    Who was the giver here?
    What was the gift involved?
    And what do you do with
    the gifts you are given?

I use my time and energy where
it will create the greatest results.

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