Some of Aaron’s favorite quotes along with some of his own:

This is an email Aaron sent his coworkers April 11th, 2006, the day
after being diagnosed for the 2nd time:

“I will be checking my voicemail at work on the hour and will be
available via email. Please act as if I am in the office and direct all
calls to my voicemail. I want to keep as much normality in my life as
possible over the course of the next several weeks and months. Please do
not worry about me or my family. We have a lot of support from friends
and family. We have a strong faith and we are very positive about the
entire situation. It is vitally important that everyone is aware of the
situation so that it doesn’t affect the workplace. If anything, I hope
that it encourages all of us to re-evaluate relationships and things in
our lives that we are not satisfied with. Life is much too short to
sweat the small stuff. Someone once asked me after I went through the
roughest year of my life, “How is life treating you?” I immediately
turned to that person and replied, “The correct question is not how life
is treating me, but how am I treating life?” My plan is to return to the
office later this week, but no telling what Doc will want me to do.
Until then, let’s all work hard together to make April 11th the greatest
day of our life.

With the utmost sincerity and respect,

Aaron Hubbell


“When people say to me how do you get through life or each day, it’s the
same thing. To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We
should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should
laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in
thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears,
could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think,
and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that
seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”

-Jim Valvano


“Life is unfair–sometimes to our advantage, sometimes to our
disadvantage. We will all experience disappointments and crushing events
somewhere along the way, setbacks for which there is no “reason”, no one
to blame. It might be disease; it might be injury; it might be an
accident; it might be losing a loved one. What separates people is not
the presence or absence of difficulty, but how they deal with the
inevitable difficulties of life. In wrestling with life’s challenges,
you must retain faith that you will prevail in the end”.

The book “Good to Great”