What Really Matters

I’m currently reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.  Scott told me about this man after hearing about him on FOX news. Being that both Scott and I were widowed at young ages it resonates with me even more then the average person. Mr. Pausch found out that he was dying from terminal cancer and he was only in his mid 40’s. His children were (and are) all very young. He realized that there are certain things in this life that are more important than others. He made a “last lecture” speech at Carnegie-Mellon where he had been a professor.

It really is true…..people get so worried about stuff, that in the big scheme of things, doesn’t really matter. Things should not be all consuming.  Relationships are the most important thing. Wisdom imparted, memories made, laughs shared, burdens carried, hands held, knowing looks, goofy stories, emotion shown…these are the sort of things that make life interesting. These are the things that make life worth living.

This book really makes one think about what their legacy will be? When people look back on my life what will they see? How will I be remembered? It’s worth thinking about.