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SLICE OF LIFE

"I guess I’m writing this to simply say that grief not only turns your world upside down, it changes it forever. It changes you forever. The world still looks the same, it still operates the same, but you come to understand you’ll never be the same," writes Jill Pertler.
"Don’t give up on yourself. Each day will get just a little bit easier. I’d like to make this a promise, but I’m not sure I can. Let’s make it a hope and trust in that. Let’s trust in ourselves," writes Jill Pertler.
"There are no coincidences when it comes to serendipity — or friends," writes Jill Pertler.
"Don’t wait. Don’t wait. Don’t wait," writes Jill Pertler.

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"I miss holding your hand. I miss telling you how to drive. I miss you bringing me coffee in the morning," writes Jill Pertler.
"You only get the chance to do this once. I’m going to make the most of it. Bring on the roller coasters!" writes Jill Pertler.
My capabilities come from grocery lists in my pocket and canned goods on aisle seven. It’s the power of food acquisition and I’ve assumed extreme control.
It’s possible to cry both happy and sad tears all at the same time. It is possible to find true joy, even when you are hurting.
Clarity can be a culmination of that growth. And that right there brings the potential for infinite and unconditional peace, joy and wonderment.
This column isn’t about what to do with an old phone, it’s about what to do when you have an attachment to an old phone. That is my problem.

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I didn’t see it coming — this reliance I have (we have) on our phones. They’re our communication link to the outside world, but that’s only the beginning.
I know you miss me, too, but I also know you are in a good place—a blissful, joyous place where the world’s worries and weights no longer exist.
Everyday treasures are sitting in plain sight all around us all the time, just waiting for us to take notice. Just waiting for us to remind ourselves, (in the words of David Foster Wallace) “This is water.”

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