This week an old man leaned over to me and told me something really interesting. He said “Seth, wake up and die right!” – and I said “John, what the heck does that mean??” and he began telling me that so many of us go through life – inevitably on the path to death (that part I couldn’t dispute) – and we don’t live the life we want to live. And instead I should do what makes me happy and gives me what to look back and be happy about. So when I do (eventually) die, I’ll die right: happy and satisfied.

For what that’s worth, living with arthritis may come in the way of doing things which many of us want to do, but that doesn’t prevent us from “dying right”, so to speak. And to that end, I think it’s worth taking this advice and considering ways to wake up, so that eventually, I can die right.