March 2, 2008
The other day at work, a colleague stopped me in the hallway to ask why I was so happy.
I smiled at her and said, “What do you mean?” She replied that I looked almost euphoric, like nothing could get me down.
I smiled again and said, “Oh, it must be that the sun is shining today!” In actual fact, it was that and more. While reading an awesome post about life change at Self Made Chick, I had discovered a video of Steve Jobs speaking at Stanford in 2005, and it may also be found here. Steve Jobs is a pancreatic cancer survivor.
I had also recently watched a video of Dr. Randy Pausch, who is dying of pancreatic cancer. Both Randy Pausch and Steve Jobs have faced their own mortality, and yet they have chosen to continue living each day to the fullest, for as long as they are able to do so.
They are rocks, standing up in the face of adversity.