July 25th was the one year anniversary of Rand Pausch’s death. I will never forget, I was sitting in the Lance Armstrong Foundation Summit in Columbus, Ohio when the news was announced. Randy Pausch shared his fight with cancer and his reflections on the meaning of life through his last lecture at Carnegie Melon. He had no idea at the time that his message would strike a cord with millions of individuals around the world.
From his lecture came the book “The Last Lecture.” I’ll be honest, I was skeptical of the book at first, but in many ways I found it more inspiring than the lecture itself. If you haven’t read it, you should. It is a quick read, but is packed full of pearls of wisdom for living a meaningful life.
Here is the link to the People article on how his wife Jai and the kids are doing since Randy’s death.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand –Randy Pausch