Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sheryl Sandberg's post about her late husband Dave Goldberg

Link to: Sheryl Sandberg's Facebook post
A childhood friend of mine who is now a rabbi recently told me that the most powerful one-line prayer he has ever read is: “Let me not die while I am still alive.” I would have never understood that prayer before losing Dave. Now I do. 
I think when tragedy occurs, it presents a choice. You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breathe. Or you can try to find meaning. These past thirty days, I have spent many of my moments lost in that void. And I know that many future moments will be consumed by the vast emptiness as well.  
But when I can, I want to choose life and meaning. 

This also reminded me of another post (from a U.S. soldier) about realizing what's important in life: Andrew Olmsted's final post (given to a friend to post in the case of his death)


And both of those are reminders of 5 little words worth keeping in mind: It can end so fast.