It essential that we be on speaking terms with both places where we belong: earth and heaven. One way to negotiate the divide is to cultivate practices which, we imagine, will wear well in eternity. What for you would be a habit of heart, a practice in life, that has an eternal value? Would it be kindness, or generosity, or peacefulness, or gentleness, or encouragement, or what? Cultivate practices in this life that you imagine will wear well in eternity.
-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE