Thursday, October 9, 2008

What Gets You Through Rough Times?

From time to time when I have a bad day, or when I feel the world is against me, I remember this lecture given by Randy Pausch (which I saw for the first time on Oprah a while back). I am not a lecture person because I get board easily. I can be a bit A.D.D sometimes. However, this one is worth taking the time to hear. It may seem lame, or it may seem boring, but it's one of the most powerful things I have ever heard in my life. This is my "go to" when I get down in the dumps. It shows me that things are not as bad as I think they are and it reminds me to appreciate my life.


Shannon said...

I'm impressed you watched the full's way longer than the Oprah version. Did you know Randy died in July/August? He was given a few months to live initially but ended up living about a year.

Amanda said...

Yeah, I knew he had died. It's sad, but then again, it's hard to be too sad for someone who lived such a full and complete and happy life (that sounded bad the way it came out). I have probably watched this 5 or 6 times since I initially saw it on Oprah. I will just randomly pull it up when I feel down with the fertility stuff or other life issues, so I figured I would post it.