Day by day, we are always occupied with our unsatisfying life, be it our unfulfilling job, failed relationships or perhaps the morning coffee that does not seem to perk you up from all those stressful daily routine anymore.
Most of the time, we feel that there is something lost in our lives. Perhaps, as Holly wrote: “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.”
These are the words that Holly Butcher wrote moments before she lost her battle to a rare cancer.
This young lady from New South Wales, Australia was only 27 years old when she passed away from a deadly cancer, Ewing sarcoma, a rare disease where cancer cells are present in bones or soft tissue
This cancer mostly affect children and young adults.
As her cancer already reached to the final stage where the malignant cells had spread to her lungs and other bones, she had no choice but to accept the fact that she would leave her loved ones and her life soon as she put in her final days, “the control is out of my hands”
As she counted her last days in the world, Holly wrote all the little, petty things that she had just realised they did not matter and all the wonderful moments she would miss the most in her short yet a blessed and happy life
Holly hoped that her last words could inspire others to live in the moments and cherish their lives rather than complaining about it.
Here are her last words that she had beautifully wrote as a reminder to all of us that there is more to life than “small, meaningless stresses in life”
Holly’s last words have touched and realised many people that they needed to take control of their lives instead of living with ifs and buts
Like Michelle here who has seen firsthand how the more important things we usually tend to overlook are actually what we treasure the most in our last moments
And Deedra who agrees with Holly that our health can never be second to our work or other worldly priorities
We hope that Holly’s last words continue to inspire and even greater, open up our eyes to see the bigger picture about life. After all, we only live once as Holly wrote: “That’s the thing about life, it is fragile, precious, unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right.”
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