Needless to say that the past few days have been interesting. The death of Steve |Jobs has been on the news alot and his speech at the graduation is amazing. He mentions that once you accept that you are going to die, then you will realize that you really have nothing to lose in this life. Go for it!
The other thing that I heard was that he always believed that (had a premonition) he would die young. I don't often share this but that rang very true for me. Since I was a child, I have always had this feeling that I must do things now, because there was going to come a time when I wouldn't be able to. In 1986, I had a spinal cord injury and many doctors told me I wouldn't walk again, or if I did it would be limited and with a cane. I decided then that no one would every tell me what I could or could not do. I would try and continue to try no matter what and was able to prove them wrong. They also suggested that getting pregnant wouldn't necessarily be a good idea b/c of the injuries and the added weight that would put on my limbs etc. Remember that was in 1986, alot has changed medically in regards to spinal cord injuries. I didn't listen then either....and now have a beautiful daughter. I can't imagine my life without her! So many things in my life shouldn't have happened but did.......and it just reinforces that we do not know what we are capable of until we try. Steve Jobs showed us that we are able to be productive, valuable human beings right up to the end no matter what life throws at us.....its all in how we see it....attitude, attitude, attitude, and a great deal of humility. Jobs was quoted in an interview (one of very few he ever gave) that it isn't about revelling in what you have already accomplished, but rather always moving on to the next thing that you can accomplish...always moving forward. Well, thank you Steve Jobs, for not only the amazing technology you have given us but more importantly the wisdom of living that you have also given us....may we all access your words of wisdom over and over again on the technology that you will live forever on. God bless and Rest easy.........look out God heaven will never be quite the same :)