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The Best Lessons Are Often the Hardest Lessons

I’ve always been the type of person who responds to bad news with a “this-is-not-happening” reaction. I get that distressing phone call, hang up, and return immediately to my e-mail or to making dinner or to whatever task I was doing before my world came crashing down. If the call is distressing enough, my denial doesn’t last for long. Five minutes, ten maybe, and then the weight of reality finally drops me…

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