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Thanksgiving: The Responsibility to Give

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“If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, who am I?”

Are we human beings essentially takers or givers? Is life about you, or about you serving a greater cause? The secret to true happiness is this: The more you give the happier you will be. The more you take the unhappier you will be.

Taking does not make you unique; everyone knows how to take, and we all take in, more or less, the same fashion. What makes you unique is giving – what you give and how you give: Every individual has something different to give, and we all give in our own special way. Our souls are natural givers, saturated with all the skills and tools it needs to make its mark on the universe. And we have a responsibility to share that with our families, friends and the world at large.

In a world where most people ask: “What more can I take?” there are the precious few who have taken the road less traveled and ask: “What more can I give?”

Join Rabbi Jacobson and discover how we can take responsibility and become givers.

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