Monday, November 29, 2010

The Last Lecture

What a great book! And what a great book to read during the Thanksgiving season. Not only did this book mention giving thanks on several occasions, but it also made me grateful for my life and my health and strength.

I was amazed by how bright and optimistic Randy was as he approached his death. I guess it just came naturally to him. I'm sure that there were many rough days, but he didn't sit around and feel sorry for himself. I loved that he packed every opportunity he could into his last few months of living.

What a feat to be able to achieve pretty much all of your childhood dreams. I don't remember having a lot of childhood dreams, let alone ones that were achievable or that I even wanted to still achieve later in life. But having the motivation, determination, and persistence to make it all happen just seems amazing. I see in Randy a lot of qualities that I don't have that I would like to develop.

Randy is so full of good advice! I guess I don't have a lot to say about it; he said it all! And I tried to pick a favorite part or piece of advice but found that I couldn't. It was all so good. I just renewed this book at the library so that my mom can read. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, and I wouldn't mind reading it again in the future. I think that it contains words of wisdom that we all need to be reminded of every now and then.

1 comment:

Elle said...

I agree on the no favorite parts thing. It is all good.