Life should end with the exclamation, “Wow! What a ride!” (Paraphrase of Hunter S. Thompson, 20th century journalist and author)

Thompson said, “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But, rather, [with a body] used up [and] totally worn out …” In other words, live life to the fullest, give it your best, don’t hold back. What an impact a life lived with that kind of attitude would have on one’s own sense of worth and value to others!

Use your gifts and abilities with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God. (Paraphrase of 1 Peter 4:11)