Tuesday 9th January 2018...Just read it!!!!
You might be dissatisfied with your life. Not enough money, unfulfilling
job, meandering relationship. Perhaps you spend too much time online
arguing about politics with strangers. Sometimes we all feel like
something is missing, and perhaps all we need is a little perspective.
“If something is making you miserable, you do have the power to change
it – in work or love or whatever it may be. Have the guts to change. You
don’t know how much time you’ve got on this earth so don’t waste it
These are the words of Holly Butcher, from Grafton in NSW, Australia. She recently lost her battle with Ewing’s sarcoma
, a rare form of cancer that primarily affects young people. Holly was just 27 when she passed away.
As she came to terms with her mortality, a heartrendingly painful thing
to have to do at such a young age, Holly decided to write an open letter
the lessons she learned, reflecting on the way her experience made her
come to value every second of her time on earth. “I’m 27 now. I don’t
want to go,” she wrote. “I love my life. I am happy… I owe that to my
loved ones. But the control is out of my hands.”
Perhaps Holly’s words, coming from the heart with passion and a searing
honesty, will help people to see the bigger picture, one that is often
lost in a sea of ultimately meaningless stresses and worries that
quickly consume our everyday existence. She urges us to grasp the things
that are important, and live life to the full. “That’s the thing about
life, it is fragile, precious, unpredictable and each day is a gift, not
a given right.”
Scroll down to read Holly’s letter, give your loved ones a hug, and smile, because you are alive!
This is Holly Butcher. Recently she posted her final message on Facebook
The very next day, she passed away from cancer with her family by her side. She was just 27 years old
Her powerful message has been shared around the world, as people related to her passionate advice to live life to its fullest