You Must Read This Letter

Published On January 9, 2018 | By Carrie Buchanan |

I came across this letter while scrolling my Facebook today and I couldn’t hold back the tears.

Imagine realizing you only had months to live.

What would YOU share with the world? What would you say to friends and family?

Holly Butcher realized she had a short time left on earth when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. She left behind a letter which she asked her family to post on her Facebook account after she died.

In it she tells people to stop whining and complaining about the small things, be more generous, tell people you love them.

We take life for granted. We think there will always be tomorrow. So we hold grudges. We waste our time on money on silly things.

“That’s the thing about life,” she continued. “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.”

 

She shared from her heart about just how valuable life is and it’s pretty incredible to read.

“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.”

I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it all so do what you can to make your time feel worthy and great, minus the bullshit.

My heart breaks for this family. My heart breaks for Holly. But what an incredible letter to leave behind. Perspective, right?

We waste so much time on silly stuff. Holding grudges. Hating on people. Complaining about things we should never take for granted.  RIP Holly.  Thank you for your words and for making such a big impact on our hearts.

Read the full letter HERE.

 

 

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