For a wise person, there is no greater joy than that of improving his character traits. When someone reaches this level, he can feel joy even when someone insults him - because he has worked himself free of all animosity and resentment.
Take pleasure every time you:
- control yourself from getting angry
- are patient with others
- overcome your desires
- react positively instead of with envy about someone else's accomplishments.
(see Chazon Ish - Emunah U'bitochon, 4:15; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway
to Happiness," p.110)
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