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Daily Lift #903

Live Now

It is easy to build up in your imagination the amount of pleasure and happiness you will derive from future events. But by over-anxiously anticipating these future events, you lose your present moments. Frequently those future events turn out disappointing. You had exaggerated their value.

The way to make the most out of your life is to live every second as fully as possible. Regardless of your situation, you have the opportunity to utilize every moment for growth.

To someone who has adopted this attitude, it will not make a great difference how the exact details of life unfold. No matter how things turn out, he still has the opportunity to make it a growthful experience.

(Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.152)

See more Daily Lifts on the topic of Living in The Present

NEW BOOK!

Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's new book has just been published by ArtScroll: ENCOURAGEMENT: Formulas, Stories, and Insights.

We're human. We need food. We need meaning and connection. And we most definitely need encouragement.

Now, in this wise and charming new volume, we learn how to effectively use the massive power of encouragement, to encourage ourselves and others, particularly when we feel overwhelmed or depleted.

In Encouragement, Rabbi Pliskin shares meditations and affirmations, inspirational true stories, and his trademark wise, practical advice. He shows us how our words can help others - and ourselves -- become more confident, optimistic, and upbeat people.

Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is the author of 25 books with his specialty in mastering happiness and other positive inner resources.

His last 15 books include such titles as: "Taking Action", "Happiness", "Kindness", "Courage", "Serenity", "Building Your Self-image" "Conversations with Yourself" and "Marriage." These books are available at: Artscroll.com.

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