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Daily Lift #856

Enjoy Your Blessings

The moment a poor person gains great wealth, he feels tremendous joy and is sincerely grateful to the Almighty. After a while, he usually forgets the initial joy and no longer takes pleasure in what he has. His focus shifts to trying to obtain more wealth. Regardless of what he has now, it is not considered sufficient.

Contrast this with the person who is aware that every single moment he and his wealth are entirely dependent on the will of the Creator. He constantly feels the original joy anew -- because this moment is not dependent on the previous one.

(Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin - Ruach Chaim 4:1; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.144)

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