A Sad Loss

Randy Pausch, who I have written about in the past, has passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer. He truly was an amazing example of living life to the fullest for all of us and was able to touch millions of lives. His Last Lecture video can be found here. If you have not seen it yet, I highly recommend it. He also wrote a book, titled The Last Lecture, which is on my 'wish list'.

There's also a nice article on the Carnegie Mellon University website, where he was a professor.

I will leave you with the quote from Randy that I put on the blog before (I think it is worth repeating):

"I've never understood pity and self-pity as an emotion. We have a finite amount of time. Whether short or long, it doesn't matter. Life is to be lived."
-Randy Pausch

May God watch over him and his family and friends.

Personal health update: I am slowly beginning to feel better and not going to Ohio was a wise decision. Thanks for the emails, prayers, calls, etc!

Today, I am grateful for the ability to rest and get better, for my husband, family, friends and God.



Anonymous said...

Just read about his death on aol news. So sad, I feel for his kids but thankfully they will have a lot to remember their father by. -Diana

Wild About Words said...


I'm so glad you're beginning to feel better. Hope that continues. And I'm so glad you had a magical time at your wedding and on your honeymoon.
Very sad news, indeed, about Randy Pausch and his family. My heart goes out to his lovely wife, Jai, and his children. My friend, who had struggled with ovarian cancer for over five years, passed away this week as well.