Monday, October 6, 2008

Great Relationships--book review


Great relationships are nurtured along, just as JFK related; "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining”. This is particularly true with marriage. Affirmation is one of the best tools for building your relationship. When you consistently praise things your mate does that you like, that praise will proliferate. What you focus on expands.

Speaking of great relationships, this week’s book review is of The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, who was a professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction & Design at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Pausch died in July 2008 of pancreatic cancer. His ‘Last Lecture’, the subject of the book, is an inspiring sojourn through Pausch’s last, limited time on earth, his perspective on life as the only chance we’re given to make a difference, and his objective view of what makes life valuable. “we cannot change the cards we’re dealt; just how we play the hand.” His interaction with his spouse and children is exemplary as well, and a sure guide to living as if we were dying, as we all surely are. Available through

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