4 Kislev, 5778
The skies and soil of Israel are filled with blessed rains. Somehow, rainy days let me ponder heartwarming thoughts better than on clear days.
When a person needs to change the way they respond to setbacks or unhappiness, so that they can go forward, they need to pretend that they are feeling more positively than they do feel.
Repeated practice lets a person gain insight into the emotions and insights of purposely positive behavior.
Eventually those upbeat ideas become part of their thinking process.
Go ahead, earn some Oscars. Act as if you're the person you want to meet. Be heroic, kind, patient. Do that until the traits become your automatic responses to stress.
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Fill your efforts with productive purpose. The payoff is wonderful!