When you have a few minutes free, follow the story below to witness one of the most inspiring ways to face death that you’ll ever see. This kid is amazing, and so is his family. Here’s hoping that our own last days are so full of joy and strength and light and love…
1) Zach is 17, and he’s had cancer for years. He was recently given months to live. He writes and produces a cool little song that gets good attention on YouTube.
2) SoulPancake goes out to do a “My Last Days” feature on him and his family, and the director says, “I came out here and was expecting to meet a great kid who had a cool YouTube video, but I was not expecting to meet a 17-year-old who would change my life.”
3) Rainn Wilson of “The Office” is one of the founders of SoulPancake, and when he and his crew started telling some of their friends about Zach, a bunch of them pitched in to do a celebrity-stocked lip-sync to his song.
As many of us do, I deal with sickness and death all the time in my professional life – it’s the nature of my job. I know that for me, I sometimes put myself into “work mode” and block out all emotion in order to get that job done effectively.
But I think that every once in a while it’s good to fully embrace the magnitude and finality of it all . . . and highlight the beauty of a life well-lived, and a strong, steady, even joyful walk to the end.
This is the good stuff.