You have been in the hospital now for the past 14 weeks with an incurable illness that has won the battle against numerous experimental drugs. You are in severe pain and have lost more than 50 pounds since the sickness invaded your body. The doctor has just informed you that you now only have one hour to live at most. All ten of your grandchildren are standing around your hospital bed to say their final good-byes. They have been singing beautiful songs to you all day and praying that somehow GOD will change the outcome that appears imminent. They have the voices of angelic beings. You hold the tiny hands of your youngest grandchild tight and look deep into his eyes with precious last moments of love. You feel cold all over and know the end is very close now. With tears running from the corner of her eyes and dripping down the sides of her face, your oldest grand-daughter asks a question of you with trembling voice.
“What is the secret of a happy and successful life?”
How would you answer?