Tagged with Randy Pausch

What Will You Choose?

What Will You Choose?

Wouldn’t it be great if we never had face difficult times in our life? Sometimes, when things have been going good for awhile I will wonder, “when is the stink bomb” (as my friend Rem Jackson calls them) going to hit? And what is it going to be? Maybe, it’s because I am getting older … Continue reading

What’s It Gonna Be?

What’s It Gonna Be?

Randy Pausch the author of the “Last Lecture” said “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.”  This quote has probably been one of the most inspirational and enlightening quotes for me.  Possibly, because I am a two-time Breast Cancer Survivor and have had to choose how I was … Continue reading

Experience Is The Best Teacher

Experience Is The Best Teacher

When talking to a young business owner recently she told me that she was frustrated at how hard it was to own a business, run a business and oversee employees who worked in her business.  She thought it would be easier.  One of her biggest frustrations was employees and the lack of their doing the … Continue reading

Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy

Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy

“Nothing that is worthwhile is ever easy, remember that.” ~ Randy Pausch Why is it that we think life should be easy?  It is not, and we are not the first to come to this realization. Life is a blessing for whatever time we have been given. We need to learn to take nothing for granted, … Continue reading

Facing Death’s Door

Facing Death’s Door

We have the choice to choose how we will live each day.  When things are bad, we still have the choice of how we will live through the day. I have known people who were facing death’s door and from the way they acted, and the things they said, if you did not know they … Continue reading

Life Lesson: #5

Life Lesson: #5

  “It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to lead your life, … If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.” ~ Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture Happy Friday!

Sunday Thought….

Sunday Thought….

Randy Pausch is one of my favorite authors, he wrote “The Last Lecture.”  The first time I read the book I made sure that I was going to be alone.  I knew of his story and I knew the book would be very moving. Since Randy’s passing in July 2008, I periodically pick up his … Continue reading

Are You Making A Difference?

Are You Making A Difference?

“the best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” ~ Elbert Hubbard What does this mean to you?  I think it means something like the “Slight Edge” theory, where you begin making those changes one day at a time and each day that you accomplish good work it is a step … Continue reading

A Second Chance

A Second Chance

  We often hear that we do not get a second chance at many things.  This is true for some things, but for many it is not. I love the quote from Anne of Green Gables, written by L.M. Montgomery; “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it … Continue reading

Keep Asking The Question

Keep Asking The Question

While on our trip, we often (every day) would remark to each other about how fortunate we were to be having the experience of going to language school in Italy. As I had mentioned this was something that the three of us had wanted to do for several years.   When we would walk around … Continue reading