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Daily Lift #51

Focus On Those You Can Help

Focus on the people you can help, and don't be obsessed with those you cannot help.

You are a mortal. You, like everyone else, are limited. Obsessing about what you can't do prevents you from accomplishing what you can do.

(From Rabbi Pliskin's book Kindness)

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Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's new book has just been published by ArtScroll: ENCOURAGEMENT: Formulas, Stories, and Insights.

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:

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Visitor Comments: 2

(2) Anonymous, July 24, 2014 12:24 PM


This is excellent! Thank you so much for posting it! This will help me immensely in my daily life!

(1) JD, July 15, 2009 4:42 PM

Thank you

Thank you for today's daily lift. I turned 41 on the 17th Tammuz, and for some reason the humanitarian in me has popped out in the last few years. Thank you again.

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