Being happy with our limitations
In all honesty, our hearts should really burn continuously for Hashem and we should sanctify ourselves with many holy things. In practice, however, every holy thing we do manage to do for Hashem, even the smallest thing, still counts for a great deal, like even just one word of Torah, or one prayer, or one coin to charity.
And this is all the more so in our generation, when there are so many difficulties and obstacles standing in the way of performing every mitzvah. So especially now, every single word is much more precious and important in the eyes of Hashem. Every time a person puts on Tefillin, says a word of Torah or does any small act of kindness, it’s considered to be very precious by Hashem.
Don’t minimize any good thing that you’ve done, “because what is small for you is great for Him”. Just look for and search for your good points and be happy with them – just like Hashem is happy with them! Doing this will give you the power to continue to do more good in the world.
Excerpted from: “From the Depths: Advice on how to deal with the challenges of everyday life, from the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov“, by Rav Ofer Erez.