I live life to the fullest based on my ability. Of course if I had money, I would be doing many things that I am not able to do now. However, I would still live life the same. Spending it with my family and enjoying the time I have with them. There is saying "live life as if it's your last". I do not agree with that. If you live today as if it were your last then what do you have to look forward to for tomorrow. Eventually, you would be exhausted trying to live every day as if it's your last. Rest is very important to my healing process, so that wouldn't be good. My advice is to do something you love each day. It doesn't have to be something earth shattering. For I find that often the simplest things in life are the most satisfying and most meaningful to me. Whether it's sitting on the couch watching a tv show with Sally or cuddling up with the kids reading them a book, those are the times that mean the most to me and hopefully it's the things my family will remember. I try as much as possible to create memories. The memories aren't for me but for my family. They are something for them to hold on to in case I am no longer around.
One more quick note to Ann. I am proud to consider you a friend and have to say that this article was in my humble opinion your best effort to date. So good luck trying to top it. What is better subject matter than me?
Here are the links to Ann's writings. I encourage you to take the time to check them out.