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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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When Did You Experience the Truest Feeling of Joy You’ve Ever Known?

September 21st, 2015

Episode 127 of 399 episodes

“To this day, the truest feeling of joy I have ever known is the door opening at a friend’s house to reveal my father — in his tweed overcoat– there to rescue me from a bad play date.” — Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl This rang true for me, because I have to admit: Of my whole life, one of my most purely joyous memories is when a student came to our high school chemistry lab to tell us that field hockey practice was cancelled for the day, because the sprinklers had been running all night, so our cleats would have torn up the grass. I was so happy. Do you have a memory like that — of such great happiness, over such a small thing?

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