My friend told me that a few years ago and I think he summed it up well, for me.
The quote below is the foundation for my life. I have shared it many times on social media, and in person, and it is always on my mind. I measure what I do against it.
Erma Bombeck . . .
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me”