Time to Cry Tuesday

Ok, so I know we all love to laugh, but part of the mission of this blog is to make the time to cry… 

in a good way.

So today I am starting a new series called Time to Cry Tuesdays. If you are the type that hates to cry, skip Tuesdays.

Or maybe you are just the person I am trying to reach. Kind of stop and smell the Kleenex sort of thing. Not looking to be preachy here, not my style. But i would like to think this will be a place to get inspired. (I have always been a sucker for poignancy).

Life is hard, we all know that. But we don’t need to make it harder than it already is. This video is a bit long (10 minutes or so) but watch every minute, you will not be sorry. 

I know I am late to the party on this guy, but it is a timeless message.

I viewed this vid on Super WAHMS and I can not thank Kandas enough for posting this for me to find.(no wise cracks about this being on Oprah). Randy Pausch is now my hero (and he switched to a Mac, what could be better?). Learn more about him here. Love and strength to his wife and kids. There is a memorial fund on this page if you care to donate. You can also buy his book, The Last Lecture.

If you would like to see the entire lecture he gave at Carnegie Mellon click here. (this is over an hour but well worth it when you have the time. To date, over 6.3 million viewers seem to agree!).

Now, pass the tissues please. (I promise to make you laugh again tomorrow).

Oh, and if you receive this blog by email, I have no idea how that quirky little feed is going to handle this vid, just click on the title and it will bring you to the blog).

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4 responses to “Time to Cry Tuesday

  1. jflorin

    Well, I definitely cried. (I’ll be looking forward to Tuesday’s). I always like a good cry! And I ordered the book for Marc. (Do you think he’ll read it?)

  2. I “love” to cry! Not all the time of course and I’m not a whiner/crier. But I learned a long time ago that a good cry is good for me – it’s cleansing and lets me let go of all the sadness/anger/frustration that has built up in my heart and soul over a period of time. Crying between the truly devastating sad moments of our lives prevents us from “using” one of them as a release, kwim??

    I’m a very emotional person and a silly tv commercial can set me off – but it’s so refreshing to acknowledge what made me sad then find the joy on the other side.

    I’m trying to teach my 2 young sons that crying is “ok” – so long as it isn’t because they aren’t getting a new toy today LOL

    I’m a member of the SuperWAHM blog that you found the Randy Pausch video. I wrote a previous post about his lecture last month after finding out he passed away. Yesterday after watching the video – our family focused on being happy – ALL DAY! It was a beautiful thing.

    Nice to find your blog:)

  3. welcome Peggy. And thank you again for SuperWAHM, a great blog.

  4. You’re welcome. Wink, Wink.

    I am almost done reading “The Last Lecture.” There are so many tidbits of inspiration. I could type a post about every chapter! It’s best to just read the book yourself.

    What I find amazing about Randy Pausch is that he did this all solely to leave a legacy so that his young children remember him. But along the way, he has inspired thousands. Bravo! He truely is an American hero. He epitomizes everything America stands for!

    Thanks for giving SuperWAHMz a nod on your blog. I’m looking forward to reading more from you!

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