Lessons for the Living

Stories of Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Courage at the End of Life
Product Number: EB00689869
Released: Nov 17, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834824645
Publisher: Trumpeter
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When Stan Goldberg was diagnosed with cancer, he chose to face his fear by helping others who were already in the process of dying: Stan signed up as a hospice volunteer and spent several years at the bedsides of the terminally ill. In this book, Stan shares the remarkable stories of people he met who were facing the end of life. Their stories shine a light on the human capacity for beauty, insight, forgiveness, and gratitude, as we see how people like us deal with anxiety and sadness with bravery and love. But what's especially remarkable is that the bravery and love aren't as much expressed in grand, dramatic gestures as they are in ordinary acts and small accomplishments: in simple efforts at kindness, in asking for and receiving forgiveness, in the abandonment of anger, and in learning to speak directly from the heart—and to listen in the same way. What Stan ultimately discovers—and shares here—are not lessons in dying, but rather, lessons in learning how to live.

Author(s): Stan Goldberg
Genre: Self Help
Original Publish Date: Jun 09, 2009

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