A man in Iowa discovered that he had terminal cancer. For weeks he moped around the house avoiding loved ones, inwardly cursing God and wondering why this tragedy had happened to him.
Then one day he made a decision: “I am not dead yet, and I am going to live each day to its fullest the rest of my life.”
Sometime later, when he was interviewed, he said he had experienced a more abundant life in the weeks after that decision than during his prior 42 years-colors seemed more vivid, the laughter of his children more bright and precious.
One suggestion he gave to help others with terminal illness was, “Consider each day as a gift from God; enjoy it fully.”