Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm wrote: "When you find yourself in a difficult situation, the first thought you should focus on is that the situation is a test and challenge."
A person who was once very ill and recovered can appreciate his health more than if he had never been ill. A person who once suffered from poverty appreciates having sufficient money more than if he had never been poor.
(Chochmah Umussar, vol. 2, p.158; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness p. 244)
We're human. We need food. We need meaning and connection. And we most definitely need encouragement.
Now, in this wise and charming new volume, we learn how to effectively use the massive power of encouragement,
to encourage ourselves and others, particularly when we feel overwhelmed or depleted.
In Encouragement, Rabbi Pliskin shares meditations and affirmations, inspirational true stories, and his trademark
wise, practical advice. He shows us how our words can help others - and ourselves -- become more confident,
optimistic, and upbeat people.
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is the author of 25 books with his specialty in mastering happiness and other positive inner resources.
His last 15 books include such titles as: "Taking Action", "Happiness", "Kindness", "Courage", "Serenity", "Building Your Self-image" "Conversations with
Yourself" and "Marriage." These books are available at: Artscroll.com.
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