2011-10-14 – Friday Whisper – How They left…

Steve Jobs died a week ago… as you know, Steve impacted our world with his unique creations from Macintosh PC, Mac laptops to IPod and IPhone… the whole globe was affected by his departure; his quotes & videos were in every Facebook, Twitter, Msn and many others…

Another person who impacted our world left us few days ago, but in a quieter way; Dennis Ritchie, a computer scientist, who is the father of the programming C language and (with Ken Thompson) the UNIX operating system, died last Wednesday… if you don’t know the importance of these two inventions: your Windows and your browser are written in C or derivatives of C (Java and C++) and Apple systems wouldn’t have been possible without UNIX.

Steve Jobs built products that changed our lives forever…

Dennis Ritchie built things that allowed technologists like Jobs & Gate to build such products…

Martin Rinard, a professor at MIT, said: “Jobs was the king of the visible, and Ritchie is the king of what is largely invisible.”

Impressive is how when we chase our own dream we impress many around us…when we have the right persistency and patience, reaching it becomes a matter of time, and impact will follow automatically…

But mostly is the impact we leave on people around us, on a personal level…on our beloved ones… with the love and care we give, we can help them shape a better and a healthier life… People will remember how and when we stood by them… they will remember words of encouragement we gave them, that helped them go the extra mile, words of comfort when they were in pain, and words of wisdom when they went wrong…

That was the impact the late father of my brother-in-law has left on his family and beloved ones =…it was very hard for them to see him leaving last wednesday, but it was comforting seeing him taking a break from his illness and pain… he was fortunate to die with his loved ones around him… his service was filled with people telling stories about his caring heart and his great demeanor… his children are and will always be a live example of the type of person he was…

Death is inevitable, that’s for sure…it is how we celebrate the life of our beloved ones rather than mourning their death that makes us feel that they are still around us…the whole difference between a tragic loss and a climactic one…

Mustafa Hammoud, a Lebanese lawyer/my Dad, said: “Fortunate is he who leaves behind him a good story to be told…”

You may leave a professional or a personal impact on people behind you, regardless if it is a small or big one… just make sure you don’t pass thru this life impactless…

This whisper is dedicated to my brother-in-law Bilal, may Allah give you the patience, strength and wisdom to go thru this difficult period…

Rania Hammoud, Life Coach

www.perfectmind.ca

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