Slice of life writing challenge - Day 19

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Today I came across a inspirational video that caused me to create a pile of Kleenex in front of me. This video is about Randy Pausch who is a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, a husband, and the father of three young children. There is a tradition in academia called “The Last Lecture.” If you knew that this was to be your last lecture, what would you say? In the case of Randy Pausch, he wrote a real last lecture. He is sick with terminal cancer. The version I have posted here is a ten-minute recap of his lecture that he gave on the Oprah show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b0CJfRU1CM

This video is incredible powerful. This week I have spent a lot of my days complaining about life and the amount of school work I have left to accomplish and the weather outside. My perspective is truly off, my priorities are out of order. This video today has made me take a look at myself and my priorities and just breathe. The video is FULL of amazing inspirational advice that is really so simple yet when I have been wrapped up in so much I forget to do the simple things. Randy states at the end of his presentation: "If you lead your life the right away karma will take care of itself and dreams will come to you".

I hope I can live my life that I am a good person who is grateful, honest, hard working and helping. When I start to feel and live in all this negative energy I hope that I can quickly snap out of it and become centered, balanced, whole.

Today I would like to share a few things I am grateful for:
I am grateful for my family- my old and my new family. They are the
I am grateful for the freedoms I have
I am grateful for my health
I am grateful for love---giving and receiving love.

5 comments:

BK said...

Sounds like perfect timing for me to read this slice.
I can't wait to share the video with my partner Tuvia.
Thanks,

Blink said...

Truly timeless. We can all this inspiration.

Kevin said...

I've seen bits of this video and it is sad and inspirational. It makes you realize that every moment is a potential gift to use or squander, you know?
Kevin

twowritingteachers said...

Stellar! It's nice to think about what we're grateful for at a time OTHER than Thanksgiving.

Have a stellar day!

--Stacey

GirlGriot said...

I heard him on NPR several months ago. He's quite an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this.