I suggest taking a few minutes to read one of Oz Fritz's best blog entries, "How to Conquer Death on the Internet Part III." Lots of good advice, even if you're not quite ready to tackle death yet.
And many good sentences. Here is a paragraph I read while sitting on my couch in a Cleveland suburb:
My first memory of considering life after death happened when I was a child of about 7 or 8. I was in church in Cleveland listening to a priest deliver a sermon about getting a job after death. He said that we put a lot of time into preparing a career for our children in life but how often do we consider what work we will do after death? Even at the time this seemed a radical idea coming from one of society's Bastions of Authority. My answer popped up right away, 'Oh that's easy,' I thought, 'I'll be a Guardian Angel.' I was a little more naive in those days, maybe.