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February 10 Message

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Shabbat Shalom!

Every day, we each have the opportunity to be a mentor…whether to someone younger than ourselves or someone that we know though your sisterhood, that is just beginning their journey of volunteering within your community.

Being a mentor is so rewarding! Being able to watch someone become more involved, more excited, more educated and gaining new skills, is inspiring. To watch growth and know that you had something to do with it, is empowering. We sometimes think that our actions..are well, overlooked. However, nothing is further than the truth…we have all heard that our actions speak louder than words….words can inspire…but when you volunteer and help get involved in all aspects..helping with a mailing or helping to make phone calls..you are doing more. You are the mentor that just doesn’t talk about what to do, but you are modeling the behavior, you are “getting your hands” dirty too!

I have been very fortunate, that in my volunteer career, I have had some two amazing mentors. I was privileged to learn from them, dream with them, and work side by side. Their actions taught me so much…and I have spent my volunteer career mentoring others.

So, this Shabbat, look around the sanctuary or chapel… think about your actions and dreams…and who can you share that with? Who could you dream with? Who could you mentor? It is a wonderful feeling and a way to grow our sisterhoods.

Wishing each of you a sweet and peaceful Shabbat,
Carol