Bernie Siegel sent this excerpt to me. Thanks, Bernie. It's so wonderful. In such a few words, at last, worry, that hanger-on, is put in its place:
Rabbi Leib Dimiles, a wealthy businessman, was also a Torah scholar. Upon receiving news that all his money was lost, he calmly returned to his studies. His wife was shocked:
"How can you remain calm in the face of such misfortune?"
Rabbi Leib replied:
"Fortunately I have a very quick mind. The amount of worrying that would take someone else a year, I can worry about in a few seconds."
(Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.168)
Does this make you smile too?