"It's what we lose that teaches us to suck all the juices out of every other moment in life," Joan Chittister wrote in her book Living Well.
As I look back on my own life, I can see the truth of that. It's in the
losses that I've learned the most: losing my marriage, losing the
opportunity to break another glass ceiling when I was highly qualified
and expected by others to get the position, losing my job, losing loved ones in death and losing
friendships, to name a few.
Those experiences have taught me to make the most of what I do have, to
cherish those who are in my life and to "suck all the juices" out of
each day. I want to savor each moment.
Do I remember that every minute of every day? Oh, how I wish! But as I
often tell myself: It's not about perfection; it's about doing the best I
Think about your own life. What have you lost that has taught you to "suck all the juices" out of each moment?