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Think of something you lost recently.

What are two positive insights you gained from the
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I don’t know if it counts as “losing” or “recently” (January of last year — generally I’m too paranoid to lose anything!), but it was my good earphones.

When I went to get them out of my bag one day and not finding them, I remembered (after thinking about it for a while) putting them in the pocket on the back of the seat in front of me on a return flight from Maryland where I’d flown to bake birthday cakes for two of my grandsons. I remembered saying to his nibs as I dropped them in the pocket, “Don’t let me forget to take them when we leave…” (Famous last words…)

What positive insights did I gain? One, that as I’m aging so is my memory. It’s not as sharp as it once was and I need to learn not to depend on it as much to keep me moving in the right direction. And two, that it’s important to learn to grieve well. Even though this was a small loss and not very consequential in the grand scheme of things, I was still very upset as I’d had them for so long. I thought about them with a heavy heart for weeks.

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