Steve Jobs passed away this week. He was a visionary in the digital age. If not for him, I wouldn't have the computer I am typing this on (we're a MAC family). I also wouldn't have the Iphone that I follow you around with, taking photos and videos...not to mention the impromptu dance parties we have with music always on-hand. When you're my age, you may not even know what an Iphone was. Who knows what you will have within your grasp by then. The possibilities are limitless. The digital technology in your future will much be due to Steve Jobs, a man who was given incredible gifts by God & did what he was meant to do on this earth. A man who lived no one's life but his own.
"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart...
...No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
- Steve Jobs
Hope you have an amazing weekend living YOUR life.
I love you so,
(interview taken from this site)