"Because," Morrie continued, "most of us all walk around as if we're sleepwalking. We really don't experience the world fully, because we're half-asleep, doing things we automatically think we have to do."
And facing death changes all that?
"Oh, yes. You strip away all that stuff and you focus on the essentials. When you realize you are going to die, you see everything much differently."
He sighed. "Learn how to die, and you learn how to live."
-- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The reason I chose this passage to share as an excerpt is that I like the message. Now it's time for me to go outside and enjoy the sun by going for a run with the doggies.