Another way to look at a "life well lived" is to consider how you live each day. A priest once said to our congregation that "we will die as we have lived." From this perspective the point was that if we live each day with God, we will die with Him.
I often think about this mostly because I am a person who has trouble looking too far into the future; but I can experience the here and now, striving to be the best person I can be. Frequently failing when I try to do this on my own, I have found that my best days and encounters with others are those where I have this mindset.
Thank you for the read. I have Chaput's book on my Kindle, but have not had time to begin it. Thanks for the incentive.