I'm still slowly reading "The Life You've Always Wanted" -- I just finished chapter one and the story of Mabel is very inspiring -- you'll have to get the book and read it. It probably means more for me than for most people since I've volunteered at two nursing homes, once during high school and once when I was working in Ann Arbor, Michigan. And I'll be moving to L.A. to see to it that I'm around my parents as they age.
Anyway, I want to leave with you the poem of Elizabeth Barrett Browning that stuck with me:
Earth's crammed with Heaven.
And every common bush afire with God.
But only he who sees takes off his shoes --
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.