Life is short. That is why we have to cherish every minute of it. But more often than not, we end up not appreciating it because of the many challenges and struggles that comes along the way. We tend to forget that despite all the chaos, there are still beautiful things out there to be grateful for.
This is the kind of message that Holly Butcher, 27, wanted to share to everyone. Sadly, Butcher passed away last January 4, 2018 with all of her family at her side.
But before she took her last breath, she left a note to her loved ones. It was a message which contained some life advices that she acquired while battling a rare form of bone cancer for the past few years.
Butcher’s family decided to share to everyone her last message on her Facebook page:
“It’s a strange thing to realise and accept your mortality at 26 years young. It’s just one of those things you ignore. The days tick by and you just expect they will keep on coming; Until the unexpected happens.
I always imagined myself growing old, wrinkled and grey- most likely caused by the beautiful family (lots of kiddies) I planned on building with the love of my life. I want that so bad it hurts.”
“That’s the thing about life; It is fragile, precious and unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right.
I’m 27 now. I don’t want to go. I love my life. I am happy.. I owe that to my loved ones. But the control is out of my hands.”
Butcher also advised everyone that they have the power to change misery. You don’t have to stay miserable whether it be in work, love or whatever it may be.
She said that you don’t know how much time you have in this world, so better have the guts to change your situation. She also encouraged everyone to spend less on material things and more on experiences.
“Listen to music.. really listen. Music is therapy. Old is best.
Cuddle your dog. Far out, I will miss that.
Talk to your friends. Put down your phone. Are they doing okay?
Travel if it’s your desire, don’t if it’s not.
Work to live, don’t live to work.
Seriously, do what makes your heart feel happy.”
Butcher ended her life advice with a call to do good deed for humanity by donating blood. She shared how blood donation kept her alive for an extra year. Get to read more of her letter that went viral: