Live your life until you die. Why I said that statement? Because many people were already dead though alive. In his book How to Live 365 Days a Year, Dr.Schindler stated that three out of four people lying in hospitals are filled by people who suffer from EII - Emotional Induced Illness (disease caused by emotions). So you can imagine, 3 out of 4 people in the hospital will be able to handle his emotions when healthy.
David J. Schwartz, author of "The Magic of Thinking Big" tells a story about his friend, a lawyer who is suffering from Tuberculosis. This lawyer knows that he must undergo a limited life with a lot of rules, but it has never stopped him practicing law, be good to the family and really enjoy life.
A 78-years-old man expressed his philosophy with these words: "I will live until I die, and I will not mix up live and die. While I'm still here on this earth, I will continue to live. Why should only half alive? Every minute spent to worry about the death, that person had been dead for a minute of it. "
You can live in two ways. First, live in worry then death will be faster pick you up. Second, live in gratitude and optimism, then in any bad situation God can make it better and much better.