Reasons to be cheerful (part 4)

Rabbi Mordechai of Lekhivatz used to say:

If things do not go the way you wish them to be, then wish them to be the way they really are.

A person has to master the skill of accepting things as they are when they cannot be changed, and calmly plan on changing them when they can be changed in order to gain peace of mind.  When things do not go the way you would like them to, why add to your loss by making yourself miserable? You have a choice. You can repeat to yourself  ‘How awful’ and add to your suffering. On the other hand, you can try to find some positive aspect in your present situation or focus on something else.

Gateway to Happiness, Rabbi Pliskin

These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

Please step up to the plate and contribute your own small nugget of Torah by sending back to me at terence@speedquote.net. The more people we have contributing, the higher this daily lift will go. Keep them coming.

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