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Daily Lift #210

Be Thankful for Every Breath

The Midrash (Genesis Raba 14:11) says that with every single breath, we should express our gratitude to the Almighty.

Today, put aside two minutes and feel gratitude for "breath."

(see Gateway to Happiness, pp.45-6)

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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: 1

(1) Mary Wuellenweber, December 22, 2009 6:24 AM

I love that BOOK! Gateway to Happiness I bought it 25 years ago. I also bought Love your Neighbor. I remember Rabbi Pliiskin said he had written it while riding on a bus from Ohio to somewhere. It changed my life and I am grateful that G-d gave him the ability to write books to lift people up and give them a direction to grow.Of course the books are old and beat up, that is how one knows a great book! Thank you Rabbi Pliskin and Aish for making those earlir books possible and Art Scroll for all the books that followed!


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