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Daily Lift #787

Focus On The Roses

"A person who gathers honey will not escape being stung by bees. A person who gathers roses will not escape being scratched by thorns."

The positive things in life also have negative aspects. Keep your focus on the beautiful roses of the world, and the thorns will seem trivial and inconsequential.

(Keser Chochmah 18:4; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.239)

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