I ran into an older family friend the other day. He is a large guy, and rather boisterous. In short, I like him. He was telling me that he was invited to 8 Parties between Christmas and New Years. Then he said: "And do you know what?....I went to them all!....Do You Know Why?" He didn't really wait for a response.
Then he laid this on me: "My Mother always used to say that you are dead a long time!"
If that statement doesn't offer some perspective, I'm not sure what would. It makes my dirty house seem so trivial, thanks for the insight!