I came across this story quite accidentally, and was so touched by this. Randy Pausch, recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, has little time left to live. He is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University who has lived a full and amazing life, and has obviously touched many. As I read the article that accompanied this video, I realized that he lived his life very much by the "Be the Change" mantra I admire.
So much is to be learned here, about not letting obstacles stop you (and finding creative ways around them--a favorite of mine!), but also about the importance of giving back and living your life the right way.
The video is of a lecture in a series once called "The Last Lecture"...asking speakers to give a speech that they would give if it was the last lecture before they died. The title of the series had recently been changed, but Randy brought up the old series title (with humor). This is a long video, over an hour and a half, but if you get a chance, watch it, and please watch the dedications to him at the end. (and get a hanky). This is good stuff, important stuff for this time of year. Click here for the link to the video.
Also, for an update on Randy's life, click here for his webpage.
*(photo- Pam Panchak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)