We are told that Yosef was “but a lad”. Often this is taken as a derogatory comment regarding Yosef. Rav Aharon m’Karlin tells us that this was high praise in fact. Naar hayisi gam zakanti , Yosef was able to harness his youthful vitality and drive even as he grew older. This is also illustrated in the concept on Chanukah that hadlakah oseh mitzvah. That youthful fire and ambition sparks many spiritual accomplishments. We must always be vigilant to tap into those sparks of enthusiasm and energy.