Steve Jobs has died and surprisingly, I cried.

RIP Steve Jobs. I remember the excitement in the 80s–technologies were going to change our lives. We knew that but really didn’t have to vision to see how it could be. These are quotes for a Commencement speech Jobs gave at Stanford in 2005. Click here to read it in it’s entirety.

“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.”

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future,” Steve Jobs told Stanford University graduates during a commencement speech in 2005.

“You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and 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.” Continue reading



I have been “collecting” quote for a very long time.  Some have been lost in old notebooks and outdated computers.  I like to share quotes that inspire me or ones that help make life make sense.  I have posted a lot of quotes on Facebook because I know certain ‘friends’ will read them; I like to, indirectly, direct them to those who I feel may need some encouragement or enlightenment.  Here’s one I found recently:

“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”  ~ Mark Twain

We are all imperfect

“One of the most important things we can do for the people we love is love them as a package, conflicting opinions and all. That means trusting the relationship to be bigger than their dissent.” ~ Carolyn Hax

I started reading Carolyn Hax’s column in the Washington Post a few months ago.  I really like how she is honest with her advice, even when it is not what the writer wants to hear.  Her responses are well thought out and every so often, something she writes hits home, like the quote above.  We all have people in our lives who sometimes make us cringe with their ideas and opinions, but we love them anyway.