He was in denial.
She was being optimistic.
He was living in the moment.
She wanted to stay real.
The doctors said it was terminal.
His friends fixed up the room.
Her friends walked the dog.
His mother got the kids breakfast.
Her mother kept the kids after school.
The doctors said it may be a matter of months.
They lived each day as if it were the last.
They all pitched in to stand together.
They made hay while the sun shined.
This, they said, is all we have.