A Talk in Assembly - Tuesdays with Morrie.

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A Talk in Assembly

Title: Tuesdays with Morrie

Author: Mitch Albom

        Good morning everyone.  I am so pleased to be invited here to give you a talk, and I’m going to talk with you about a very important aspect in life, which all of us have to face one day, and it’s death.

        In case you don’t know, I had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system, which is taking away my last precious days.  There is not much time left for me.

        It’s obvious that I’m going to die quite soon.  It’s been common that we are afraid of death.  We don’t want to believe it that we try to ignore it.  But the fact is, we have to die.  And it makes no difference even if we pretend that it’s not going to happen.  

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If we do believe in death, we would do things differently.  This is a better approach – to know that you are going to die, and to be prepared for it anytime.  We never know when the day will come.  Everyday is a precious day, so treasure it.  “ Today is a gift, tomorrow is a mystery”, so be glad to find yourself still alive every morning when you wake up.  No one can guarantee what will happen after you fall asleep every night.  That’s what I do.  Everyday, I ask myself, “ Is today the day? Am I ...

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