Dad wrote a book about his life for my brother and I. It is priceless now that he is gone. Here are some excerpts of random thoughts and quotes that spoke to him (they were read at his memorial service):
Don't wait to thank someone; you never know when it will be too late.
Happiness isn't so much getting what you want as it is wanting what you have.
Be wiser that other people, but do not tell them so.
Remember the good times because the rest is past and it does no good to dwell on it.