My brother with four of his grandchildren a few weeks before we lost him.

Today is the second anniversary of my brother’s death. A few months ago I officially passed the point of living longer than he did, but I’m not sure I’ll ever live as fully as he did. The last few years of his life were not easy, but he was determined to live with gusto.

He laughed. He loved. He lived well. And no matter how old I get, thinking of him will always remind me to do the same.

• Who reminds you to live life to the fullest?