I was so sad today to learn of Randy Pausch's passing. He was the author of The Last Lecture and the message that he left his children resonated with me so much. I just hope that we all might keep this precious family in our thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks.He had pancreatic cancer and was only 47 .If you would like to view the lecture that he gave at Carneige Mellon University which was such a You Tube hit just go there and type his name or "the last lecture". I promise after viewing it you will come away inspired and without a dry eye.I also encourage you to to to ABCnews.com and watch his commencement address to the class of 08.
I think that his life and his hope for all of us would be to cherish each day and not to sweat the small stuff.
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."Jack LondonAmerican Author