Just got done watching Roger Ebert on Oprah (yeah… I know, my wife had it on), and his story of perseverance with his cancer is amazing, but more so because of his spirit through it all. He seems like a genuine, caring man we should all aspire to be like.
His wife read an entry from his journal with an inspiring message about how to live.
“I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and I am happy that I lived long enough to find it out.”