It is easy to take mental capabilities for granted. Don't.
Try to feel pleasure in your ability to speak and think. Appreciate that you can study wisdom. Even the greatest scholar should appreciate his ability to pronounce words, to read sentences, and to study the basics.
A person who masters this appreciation will live a life of joy.
(see Ohr Hatzafun, vol.3, pp.85-6; Gateway to Happiness, pp.41-2)
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