The grieving family of a 27-year-old Australian woman has just shared a letter she wrote to the world while on her death bed. Among some of the woman’s final pieces of life advice is to live life to the fullest as ‘each day is a gift, not a right’.
Holly Butcher penned the letter days before she was killed by cancer. She urges the world to stop worrying about minor things and enjoy every passing moment. The letter was posted on Facebook by her family. She had been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma.
Butcher, who used to play professional hockey and squash, thought healthy people should be grateful they don’t have cancer. She urged people to share their time with friends and family and enjoy life instead of wasting it in front of a screen.
- She underlined that “we all have the same fate” so the time on this planet should be well spent.
- This is why, we should stop worrying about “meaningless stresses” and “ridiculous things.”
- Other people may be facing a real problem while we complain.
The dying cancer patient advises people who tend to complain a lot about minor issues like traffic or bloated bellies to acknowledge the problems, but not by ruining other people’s day.
Stay Healthy, Be Kind
Butcher underlined that all her life she had tried to live a healthy life. So, people should also appreciate good health and take good care of their body instead of obsessing over it for not being their ideal size.
In her final moments, Butcher realized how silly it is to spend one’s money on “new clothes,” beauty products, or jewelry. Instead of buying useless things to your friend for their wedding you should buy them “something kind”.
1. No-one cares if you wear the same thing twice 2. It feels good,
the letter reads.
Rather than buying expensive stuff, you should offer gifts like a meal cooked by yourself, a massage, a candle, or a plant and tell people how much you love them when you give those gifts to them.
Image Source: Holly Butcher/Facebook