I had a wonderful, productive day today.  I was at the bucks with three good friends by 9:20 a.m. and worked until 5:15 p.m.

I know, right?  No Netflix-watching or google-surfing?  Nope!  Totally focused on studying, spending time with my friends, and enjoying the solidarity that comes from shared suffering.

Too often we forget to reach out to those that are suffering with us — instead of realizing that we are all struggling in our own different but remarkably similar ways, we think “My suffering is worse because…” or “I’m different because…”  Today, it was fantastic to be able to share the stress and weirdness and blahs of bar review studying with these ladies and they totally made my day — maybe even my week!  And, even if it sounds like I was hanging out instead of working, I totally wasn’t — I was perhaps the most productive I have been all summer.  Perhaps.

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