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Daily Lift #299

For Those Thankless Tasks

When people try to humiliate and insult you for doing a good deed, be happy! Why? Because the less honor you receive, the more you manifest love for the good deed itself.

Feel extra joy when you fulfill a good deed for which you receive no approval or honor. The merit of such good deeds is greater than when you receive honor for a good deed.

(see Rabbi Yechezkel Leventstein - Kovetz Inyanim; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.106)

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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.

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