Sheryl Sandberg Pens Beautiful Essay on Coping With Dave Goldberg's Death

It's been over a month since Sheryl Sandberg's husband Dave Goldberg passed away while on vacation in Mexico, and she's coming forward to thank everyone who has offered their support. The Facebook COO posted a lengthy message expressing her gratitude to those who've supported her in the recent weeks, and shared how she and her family are currently coping with the tragic loss. She wrote, "I think when tragedy occurs, it presents a choice. You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breathe. Or you can try to find meaning. These past thirty days, I have spent many of my moments lost in that void." Sandberg explained that she was writing "to mark the end of sheloshim"—the Jewish tradition of a mourning for 30 days after a death—"to give back some of what others have given to me."



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