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How We Spend our Days

I am listening to this way too late at night, so emotions are raw. When Sheryl talks about data giving her comfort it seems like a strange process. When she talks about her Jewishness, the way Adam taught her to imagine things even worse - and ultimately finding a way forward with her life - there is great strength. The bottom line here is that when we are so raw we are also the most alive. You can be alive without grief, but the most intense moments of sadness allow us to appreciate the joy in our daily lives even more. The key is stop and hear and smell and taste how precious the smallest joys in our lives are. Krista Tippett quotes Annie Dillard, "How we spend our days is how we spend our lives."


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