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Steve Jobs’ family made the following announcement today:
“Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.
In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.
We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.”
Apple also made the following announcement:
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion, and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
I only hope that he knew the impact he truly had on the world!
Steve Jobs effected the tech world in more ways than most will ever realize.
He also was a great inspiration to anyone, no matter your passion!
He taught us so much:
1. LOVE WHAT YOU DO
2. FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONS
3. BEING WEALTHY ISN’T THE MOST
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me.
Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful,
that’s what matters to me.”
4. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
5. BE YOURSELF
6. KEEP THE FAITH
7. FOLLOW YOUR HEART
8. LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST
THANKS FOR STAYING HUNGRY
STEVE JOBS… YOU WILL BE MISSED
According to legend; Kaldi, a sixth-century Ethiopian, discovered his livestock frolicking from coffee shrub to coffee shrub. He soon realized that coffee berries had a stimulating effect. Eventually, brewed coffee emerged in Arabia. The popularity of coffee continues to rise today!
Over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. It’s popular around the world, and comes second only to oil.
Enjoy a Cup of Joe and run around screaming “JAVA!” Of course, this is an everyday occurance in my home!
Happy 60th Birthday Mark Hamill!
May THE FORCE continue to be with you!
For all those fabulous geeks out there, who have a love of all things Tolkien, this week is sure to hold a lot of goodies for you. For it is Tolkien Week (September 17-23). Today (September 22) is Hobbit day! The celebration began in 1978 and has come to earn political recognition. This is not too shocking, given that Tolkien has a huge fan base. Tolkien week celebrates the entire Middle Earth cycle: The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth. Believe it or not, the timing for this week originates, not from Tolkien himself, but September 22nd is Frodo’s and Bilbo’s mutual birthday! This particular date (which is referred to as the Long Awaited Party) was designated by Tolkien himself!
When I first discovered Lord of The Rings, I was in college (2002ish). I found a sign to hang on my dorm wall that said “men in trees battling the forces of evil.” My roommate thought this was absolutely hilarious. I thought it was funny, but not that funny! She explained to me that it referred to a scene in Lord of The Rings, where the hobbits were in Treebeard. This sounded interesting; so of course, I had to do some investigation. We proceeded to Wal-Mart (yes, the dreaded Wal-Mart). Bought Fellowship of the Ring. Went back to the dorm, and watched it. It was the best movie I had ever seen. This was the beginning of my love of Tolkien.
Lessons I learned from Hobbits:
1. Accept Adventure: you never know how life’s little adventures will change you forever. Frodo wasn’t looking to go on a mission to save Middle Earth, but he accepted his adventure, saved Middle Earth, and his life was never the same.
2. Money is not the most important thing in life. Even though the dwarfs would rather die than share their wealth, Thorin realized too late that that he was wrong: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” Well said Thorin.
3.Enjoy life’s little pleasures: The everyday things for the elves were astonishing to the hobbits. This makes you realize that we take too many things for granted.
4. Appreciate your friends and family. They make life so much better and easier. Frodo would not have succeeded in his adventure if it were’nt for those friends and family encouraging him along the way.
5. Just because you are little, doesn’t mean that you can’t be strong and accomplish what you set your mind to. Frodo Baggins is great inspiration for us “little people” (I’m 4’10”). grab your blank Tolkien Week Tag here