When the world was happily welcoming the New Year, a 27 year old girl named Holly Butcher was not compromising with life anymore. She had Cancer and died on the 4th of January, 2018. She wrote a wholehearted, profound final letter for all the people, of all ages, for what she learnt in her very small life, where she was loved by her loved ones.
Knowing that death is near, the person remains unfazed. It is impossible to sympathize with a contended one. We all share life and death equally but only few understand its purpose and get the real taste of life.
The girl was dying of rare type of bone cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma, which affects teenagers and young adults. She reflected in, how the illness changed her life and in her final days started writing “note before I die”, which she asked her family to post on Facebook on January 4th, 2018.
Who doesn’t want to live? The girl wanted to live happily. She shares honestly, “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.”
She also speaks for the people who are always glued to their cellphones. She wrote,
“Try just enjoying and being in moments rather than capturing them through the screen of your phone. Life isn’t meant to be lived through a screen nor is it about getting the perfect photo.. enjoy the bloody moment, people! Stop trying to capture it for everyone else. Random rhetorical question. Are those several hours you spend doing your hair and make-up each day or to go out for one night really worth it? I’ve never understood this about females.”
These were only some of her feelings and lessons she learnt. To read her complete letter, hover to her Facebook. Her honest letter should be read again and again in its fullness. Don’t miss her valuable piece of advice, which has been shared more than 75000 times till today.