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Daily Lift #498

Cut Worrying Down to Size

Rabbi Leib Dimiles, a wealthy businessman, was also a righteous Torah scholar. Upon receiving news that all his money was lost, he calmly returned to his studies. His wife was shocked: "How can you remain calm in the face of such misfortune?"

Rabbi Leib replied, "Fortunately I have a very quick mind. The amount of worrying that would take someone else a year, I can worry about in a few seconds."

(P'air Vekovod, p.29b; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.168)

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