This past week, my wife and I had a rare fight right before I left for work. Rather than a heated exchange, we left each other to start our day in stony silence.
That same day, three workers at Lehigh Cement in Cupertino left their homes for what I am sure they believed would be a typical work-day – only to never return to their homes; irrationally gunned down by a crazed co-worker.
Later the same afternoon, Steve Jobs would lose his seven-year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Steve Jobs was an iconic figure that fueled the creativity of the world’s innovation economy. Yet he was also a father, a husband and a friend to many people here in Silicon Valley and throughout the planet. He will be forever treasured and never forgotten.
The employees at Lehigh Cement will long be mourned; their memories cherished by their friends, families and co-workers.
Each day, as we leave our homes for work, for school, for errands, let’s not forget that today is all we have. We have little control over how it will end, but we can control how it begins. Cherish the day you have – and those you love.