Sometimes it takes a heartbreaking letter from a dying woman to remind us not to stress the small stuff. Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old woman from Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 4, 2018.
It’s a strange thing to realize 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.”
We all know that life is a precious gift that should be cherished above all else, but it’s easy to lose sight of that fact as we struggle through our daily routines.
Also, remember 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 being miserable. I know that is said all the time but it couldn’t be truer.”