"The question is not what a man can scorn, or disparage, or find fault with, but what he can love, and value, and appreciate."
-- John Ruskin
I love this quote because it gets to the heart of so much so quickly. It is easy to point out what we don't like, especially about ourselves. It is all too easy to want others to improve. But to move towards something, to speak out loud what it is we cherish and hold dear? That takes courage and a different orientation than many of us are used to.
And if you did love, value and appreciate your life, what would it look like? What would you be doing? Thinking? What would you NOT be doing? Thinking? Who would be with you? Who would be absent? How long do you have to wait to live this life?