I cut a part of an article written by Rabbi Harold Kushner in 1986. He was a Rabbi and author of many excellent books. You can get them easily on Amazon. Notable work: "When Bad Things Happen to Good People,' and ' When all you've every wanted isn't enough." Rabbi Kushner was born in 1935 in Brooklyn, NYC. Here's a quotation I really like a lot:
"There are persons who shape their lives by the fear of death, and persons who shape their lives by the joy of life. The former live dying; the latter die living. Whenever I die, intend to die living. When we stop searching for Immortal Deeds that will give our life meaning and concentrate instead on filling our days with small moments that gratify us, we will find the only possible answer to the question, ‘What is life about?’
It is not about writing great books, or amassing great wealth or power.
It is about loving and being loved.
It is about enjoying food and sitting in the sun rather than rushing through lunch and hurrying back to the office. It is about savoring the transitory beauty of sunsets, the leaves turning color, the rare moments of true human communication."
(From his book, " When Bad Things Happen to Good People ")
Blessings, love, and hugs, Fr. Jack.