Friday, July 25, 2008

Readers mourn the death of Randy Pausch

It is with great sadness that I mourn the death today of author Randy Pausch. You may remember that I did a book review a few posts back regarding his book, The Last Lecture. The book was the result of things he wanted his children to know because he was dying of pancreatic cancer, and knew he would not be around to share with them later.
I don't know if he realized the impact his lecture and book has had on the reader, but I can tell you he lived life to the fullest. And he encouraged others to do the same, not just by his words, but by his actions and the way he chose to live, while in the process of dying.
He is a wonderful example of loving, living, giving, and dying with dignity. We should all strive to be just a tiny bit more like him, especially with the loving part.
If you have not read the book, please treat yourself to the lessons Randy taught us about life, and read it. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will be better for it. His book is his legacy and he will not be forgotten.

1 comment:

Theresa Schultz said...

I had heard of him through various news reports. He seemed like a great gut. How wonderful that he was able to share his experience in a way that benefitted so many people.