I am sure that many of you have seen this video. It is a shortened version of a lecture as presented on Oprah some time ago by computer science programmer, Randy Pausch. The original lecture, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” was presented to an audience of 400 at Carnegie Mellon University (it is also available to view on the web but is over an hour long).
I taped this lecture onto the hard drive of my DVD recorder the day I saw it on Oprah, that would be over 18 months ago now. I watch it often to remind me of the importance of living life in the moment as you never know how long you have on this Earth. Please take the time to watch it now, even if you have seen it before (it is just 10 minutes long).
– what sort of childhood memories will my child have?
– how will my child remember me?
– am I encouraging my child (whatever their age) to DREAM?
– how can I support my child to chase his/her dream?
– do I let my child express their creative and emotional sides?
– are we having fun as a family?
– are we expressing our gratitude for all that we have?