“The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.”

Carl Sagan, “In the Valley of the Shadow,” Parade, 10 March 1996

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  1. This is so relevant for all of us to remember. I’m saving it and printing it out as a daily reminder. It especially hits home for me as someone living with cancer. Each month my blood test determines if I go back on chemo. Yet I’ve learned so much from cancer. It taught me to cherish and embrace every single day. Yes, I have looked death in the eye, but live with the philosophy that sure, one day cancer will indeed kill me. BUT NOT TODAY! Today I rejoice, Today I thank G-d, and embrace the world and those I love. Thank you for sharing this quote. It’s very meaningful for me. Xo

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