If you are alive today then you have two choices; you can live a life that has no real substance or you can live a life that matters. What's the difference?
To get up every day, go to work, come home, relax, spend time with family and loved ones only to go to bed and repeat that cycle every day is not a fulfilling life. Yes, it is functional. It may even pay the bills. But your life is about much more than just paying the bills.
No matter what accomplishments you may be able to do in your lifetime, the things that will have the longest lasting effect are the things you do that impact another person's life in a positive way. To feed the hungry when you are able to eat each day and make that happen for others is great; to clothe the naked when your closet is full of clothes is fulfilling. To visit the sick, comfort the lonely and show compassion to the hurting gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart.
What matters most to you? What encourages you each day to get up and keep on keeping on? What offers you the most fulfillment? Do you realize that you were put here on this earth for a reason? Every life, no matter how insignificant, matters. Actually there are no insignificant lives. Some of us may do things that warrant more attention, make more money or end up in the public eye. But a mother who cares for her children has a significant life. A father who cares for his sick parents has a significant life. A teacher who impacts the lives of her students has a life that matters. No matter where a person is in life, if they make someone else's life better, they are doing something that matters.
Live for more than yourself. Make the lives of others better because you are alive.