Get a life in which you are generous. Look around at the azaleas making fuchsia starbursts in Spring; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is glorious, and that you have no business in taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around…think of life as a terminal illness, because, if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived.
Anna Quindlen A Short Guide to a Happy Life
Walls of China, Lake Mungo National Park, September 2013