In the book, New Beginnings, Miss Robinson talks about this Steve Jobs quote during a counseling session. She points to a picture on the wall. However, the quote is actually longer than the text on the picture.
"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."
Miss Robinson explained each day was a chance to make changes in our lives. Mr. Jobs died before he was done making enormous technological changes that would affect their lives. Much like when Riley's father died, way before he was done making enormous changes to Riley's life. But, and this was very important, Riley now had the chance to make her own enormous changes in her life.