Danny Gregory credits drawing with changing his life and the world around him. He began keeping an illustrated journal following a serious accident many years ago that left his wife permanently injured. The story is chronicled in his book Every Day Matters, and it grew into a website: http://www.dannygregory.com/.
Patti Digh cared for her stepfather following the time he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died 37 days after receiving the diagnosis. 37 Days is cram-packed with inspiration for intentional living.
Gretchen Rubin (quite rightly) says: "The days are long, but the years are short."
I am passing this stuff on because some of it has been useful to me. Take what you can use and let the rest go.