I just finished reading "Ten Degrees of Reckoning" by Hester Rumberg. It is a true story of survival. In 1993, Judith and Michael Sleavin and their two children set out to live their dream and sail around the world. Then one night, almost three years into their journey, a freighter off the coast of New Zealand altered its course by a mere ten degrees and hit their sailboat. Judith miraculously survived, the only survivor, after forty-four hours of clinging to an overturned dinghy in icy seawater, her back broken and her skull fractured. The author, a friend of Judith's and chosen by Judith to tell her story, states: "For me, Judy is the unsurpassed example of a person eager to cultivate a sense of happiness in the present tense. None of us gets to choose how we are going to die, or when, for that matter. But each of use can take a page from Judy's book and decide how we are going to live." For the rest of the story, you get to read the book.
Sue Judd, M.S.S., L.S.A.C.