We all start off as young children who need our characters to
be molded. We all have our natural areas of strengths and
areas that need fixing. Anyone who lets his character traits go
on automatic pilot will have many character failings. To have
faults is the normal human condition. That is why we were put
on this earth: to develop and grow.
Allow yourself to feel joy with every action you take to develop
your character. When you notice that you have a fault, be glad
that you recognized it. Whether you find it yourself or whether
someone else points it out to you, you can feel a sense of
appreciation that you are aware, for now you can correct it.
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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