Monday, September 1, 2008

The Last Lecture

Today I read "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausche for the third time. This book is particularly meaningful to me since we lost a family member to pancreatic cancer. After taking time away from our jobs & lives to provide continuous care for our dying loved one, it proved to be one of the most valuable gifts life has ever offered us.

'The Last Lecture' will surely touch your heart.
I admire Randy Pausche for his strength & inspiration and for sharing the final stages of his life. He gave this powerful speech in May to the Graduating Class of 2008 at Carnegie Mellon. It is very inspirational and worth a listen.

"You can't change the cards you've been dealt, but you can control how you play them........"

For more information on pancreatic cancer research and treatment: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

4 comments:

Leigh said...

I've heard of this book, sounds like a good read.
Love that quote-- so true!!

pink4u said...

Randy was my Hero!!He also has a really awesome Lecture on Time Management...He did this a few years ago...I am pretty sure you can find it on You-tube..
Take care!!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Wasn't he and this book featured on Oprah a little while ago Debbie?....I'm thinking this looks familiar?....thanks for sharing this.

((HUGS)) Gabi

Simply This and That said...

Excellent Book. I have it too. I was so inspired by his words and life. ooxx`jodi

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