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Daily Lift #267

Successful Operations

The Talmud gives a model of an expert in looking at everything as ultimately good. The man was called Nochum Ish Gam Zu, "The man who always said: This too is for the good."

Even those things that most people consider bad are not really bad, but ultimately good. Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler explained that this is analogous to someone who had a successful operation for a potentially fatal illness. The operation itself was very painful, but under the circumstances was necessary and beneficial.

That should be our attitude toward all misfortunes: another successful operation.

(Michtav MaiEliyahu, vol.3, p.12; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.243)

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