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Daily Lift #805

We Never had it so Good

Every person alive today derives great benefit from comforts and pleasures that were not available in the past. All of the latest technological advances serve us to a remarkable degree. For all this we should be full of appreciation and gratitude.

Today, take a few minutes and make a list of things available for your use today that did not exist a few hundred years ago (or even 20 years ago!). Notice how these things help you and make life easier and more comfortable.

(see Nachalas Yosef, Torah, p.115; Gateway to Happiness, p.44)

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