I got a hold of my first boss and Godfather, a WWII B-17 pilot and multi-millionaire builder, and he said " You just have to keep on livin' until you die". Back when I was a flight instructor, before I made chief pilot, our chief was another WWII vet pilot. I asked him about life, and he told me "Life is a system of priorities". Later I read the wisdom in my signature.
I keep as active as I can be and use nutritional supplements wisely to keep my cardio-vascular system, joints, and bones healthy and known anti-oxidants and anti-cancer herbs, plus Liv52 to keep my HepC (from Dustoff) at bay. Playing guitar and hot rodding them has replaced flying as my outlet. Having a loving, sharing relationship with my wife helps along with the same with God.
I lost four old friends in the past year. Alcoholism, cancer, and heart disease. Guys that years ago I shared many adventures with. It hurts a lot, but that is part of living. Pain and joy are all part of it. I remember those words of wisdom, and am thankful for each person in my life, and each day.
"With every decision, think seven generations ahead of the consequences of your actions" Ute rule of life.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”
― Chief Seattle