Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Last Lecture...

Have you seen this? It's a lecture given by Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is dying of pancreatic cancer.



You can find the full 76 minute version HERE.

You can also find his day-to-day updates HERE.

Professor Pausch has a wonderful outlook on life. For someone who is dying and for those of us who are not. Live life and have fun doing it. I promise you won't have a dry eye after the video.

8 comments:

Juliana said...

Everyone keeps talking about this - I must make time to watch this today!

Sarah C. said...

I saw that recently on another blog and read the article in Parade last Sunday. Blows me away. So inspiring and so sad all in one. Beautiful reminder though that life is short and we better live each moment to the fullest!

Gabrielle said...

I can't read it now...I know I'll cry and I'm working! :)

I'll come back and look at it tonight.

emily said...

I did see this...absolutely amazing and inspirational. He really makes you take a look at yourself, your life and what you have and prioritize what is really important. Make the most of the time you have. I may have to watch him again...

Benita said...

Thanks so much for posting this, Heather......you're right, I'm in tears now! I saved the other links you posted in my favorites.

My dh's Mom died of Pancreatic cancer before I had a chance to meet her.....she was only 45 when she died :(

Lynda J P said...

heather,

i'm at a loss for words about your lil guy "o". my prayers are with u. he's such a cute lil guy. i lovedthe pic of his tennisshoes.....so tiny.
btw, can u post the name of the book u mentioned afew post down.

thnx
lynda

Lynn said...

Hi Heather, I'm finally able to catch up with everyones blogs today.

I am in shock over Owen's diagnoses. I know that it is a very difficult thing to comprehend like you said. You can not keep beating yourself up over this. It is time to forge ahead and keep taking the steps forward that need to be taken. Keep looking to the positive!

I just love the Elmo eggs! I never saw them before. They are just adorable. Looks like Owen is having a great time out there.

I'm so happy that you posted this little video. I've been meaning to try to catch it. He is so inspiring. You were right... brought tears to my eyes. You already know my moto " Live each day like there is no tomorrow " I had to learn that hard way.

Live, Love, Laugh!
Have a great day

Noelia said...

I'm going to make some time to watch the entire version one of these days. Thanks for sharing this Heather.