I saw this man, Randy Pausch on Oprah today and his words have had a profound affect on me. He is dying from Pancreatic cancer and does not have long to live. He has 3 children under the age of 5 and it broke my heart to hear him speak. He is a college professor and in September last year he gave his final lecture to his students and it was inspirational. Rather than wallowing in self pity he is choosing to spend his time sending out positive words to others. The original lecture went for 76 minutes and can be easily found on google. The footage here is his abbreviated version for the Oprah Show which runs for around 11 minutes. Take a moment to have a look. You won't be sorry you did:-
Definitely words to live by!