STEVE JOBS, MERYL STREEP and Pancreatic Cancer

“An unexpected gift at an unexpected time.”

 

One Saturday afternoon, a newsletter arrives in the post, a movie sitting on the DVR is watched.

Random acts.

The Universe conspires.

In so many little ways, I am supported. I am guided. I am told not to give up.

Unexpected gifts at an unexpected time.

 

In the words that Steve Jobs spoke to the Stanford graduating class of 2005. In the words that Meryl Streep spoke as the dying mother in the film, ONE TRUE THING, I am reminded, I am comforted, I am encouraged.

So many gifts, one Saturday afternoon.

 

“…you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something…. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

You’ve got to find what you love.…the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.…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.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”                                                                                     – Steve Jobs

 

“It’s so much easier to be happy, my love.

It’s so much easier to choose to love the things that you have

(and you have so much…),

instead of always yearning for what you’re missing…

or what it is that you’re imagining you’re missing.

It is so much more peaceful….”                                           – Meryl Streep as ‘Kate Gulden’

 

 

 “Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers,

‘Grow, grow.’”                                                                                                           -The Talmud

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