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Daily Lift #116

Enjoy The Trip

Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm said: "When a person travels to the wedding of a close friend, he is happy the entire trip. Though the ride might not be comfortable and the food a bit stale, he still is joyous, for his mind is focused on the goal of the trip, where he will greatly enjoy himself.

"Similarly, when a person focuses on the goal of life, he is able to overcome the difficulties involved. When one's focus is on the eternal afterlife, he lives in a state of happiness even though he experiences many inconveniences along his relatively short trip [in this world]."

(Darkai Mussar, p.58; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, pp.253-4)

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