Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and psychologist Adam Grant’s best seller Option B is not written about multiple sclerosis, but very much teaches us and many others about building resilience and rebounding from life-shattering events.
This book is a practical guide for almost everyone who experiences some form of loss or disappointment and gives thoughtful insight and lessons to find our Option B.
Here are a few quotes that resonated we me most.
“Compassion at work shouldn’t be a luxury; it’s important to develop policies that give people the time off and support they need so we don’t have to rely on the kindness of our bosses.”
Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard said that “life can only be understood backward but it must be lived forward.”
When you don’t know what to say to someone suffering simply, “I’m here if you ever want to talk. Like now. Or later. Or in the middle of the night. What ever would help you.”
Writer Tim Lawrence suggests, “the most powerful thing you can do is acknowledge. To literally say the words I acknowledge your pain. I’m here for you.”
“More than a hundred experiments have documented the therapeutic effect of journaling. It has helped medical students, patients with chronic pain, crime victims, maximum-security prisoners, and women after childbirth.”
I believe everyone should read Option B. The book details how to help others in crisis, develop compassion and teach us to brave in whatever lies ahead.
Have you read Option B?
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