Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, spoke to 4,700 graduating seniors at UC Berkeley Saturday morning, encouraging them to not only lean in but to persevere, even in life’s tragic, unjust moments. When setbacks happen in life, some people blame themselves for what happened, believe it affects all aspects of their lives or feel the sadness is permanent. [...] I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface and breathe again, Sandberg said. [...] instead of focusing on the setbacks, Sandberg encouraged the graduating seniors to embrace gratitude and appreciate life’s blessings. Shortly before Mother’s Day, Sandberg acknowledged single mothers in a Facebook post. “Some people felt that I did not spend enough time writing about the difficulties women face when they have an unsupportive partner or no partner at all,” Sandberg wrote. In addition to the graduating seniors, the event
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Sheryl Sandberg spoke publicly for the first time about her husband's sudden death, which changed her profoundly and inspired her to become more grateful.
Speaking to a crowd of students through occasional tears, she told the graduates how much tragedy had taught her about resilience.
Sherly Sandberg said that losing her husband, Dave Goldberg, helped her find deeper gratitude"
It turns out that counting your blessings can actually increase your blessings.