Saturday, April 12, 2008

Last Lecture

Hey, have you ever thought about if you were dying what you would do or what you would say? Well, I came across this guy (and apprently I am one of THE LAST people on earth to have even have HEARD of him) and this is his reality. I haven't looked at hte WHOLE video (76 minutes) that he did at Carnegie Mellon U., but I have viewed part of it and this excerpt from when he was on Oprah.

This man has made me look at things for what they are. He has brought more clarity to everyday and living everyday ....(as corny and cliche as it is) like it is your last. How do you treat yourself and your family? Do you spend at least SOME time each day just ENJOY.ING yourself???? I know I tend not to. I tend to go about my day, doing for my family, day-in-day-out..... life becomes a routine. But I am going to take at least a minute piece of my day to just "enjoy"...because life really is a gift...... and we will ALL be at the place one day where we will think about our own mortality and if we are blessed enough to live to an old age, hopefully we will be able to look back on a life full of pride, happiness and fun!!!!

I am going to try to treasure EVERY day in SOME way, because I do not want to look back and have regret and unhappiness in my own piece of black history. Best said : Life is for the LIVING! Get busy living or get busy dying!

So, what's important to you ......?

Taka a look at Randy Pausch's idea on this. FYI....this is almost 10 minutes, but it's worth it.


Chubby Chocolate said...

Hey!!! been a while, I know. I love this man. I downloaded his speech and it completely blew me away. Amazing person.

That Girl Tam said... can start posting MORE REGULARLY if you'd like to...

::rollin my eyes @ Robyn::

YouToldHarpoTaBeatMe said...

I caught part of his lecture, while listening to Oprah on the way home. Being a typical scatterbrain, I forgot to try locating it on youtube.

I dunno know. I think I was just in awe of him being so encouraging, despite having a stopwatch on his own life.