When I first received my diagnosis, I was both angry and depressed. I didn't want to spend the rest of my time feeling those emotions. At the recommendation of a friend, I began a gratitude journal. I began writing down five things I was thankful for every night before I went to bed, even if I just repeated myself from the day before. I found that doing this helped me gain a little perspective on all that I do have.
I started to write about my emotions, the things I thought, feared, hoped for, and wanted from my life. It helped me process my feelings and come to a place of acceptance. There are still days where I get angry or depressed about my terminal illness, but I find that these days aren't nearly as frequent as they used to be.
I plan to give my journals to my husband when I pass away. I hope they will give him insight into the things I was feeling and thinking and perhaps even bring him a little comfort.