Life as we know it is extremely fragile and yet more often than not, we sweat the small stuff. We get worked up, annoyed, upset or even angry at the slightest things, but this 27-year-old woman’s advice will change the way you react towards anything seemingly trivial.
Holly Butcher died of cancer at age 27 but just before she passed, she posted some life advice on Facebook and it’s gone viral. In her heartbreaking post, she reminds all of us to appreciate life and let those small life hiccups roll off our backs in order to choose happiness.
“I haven’t started this ‘note before I die’ so that death is feared – I like the fact that we are mostly ignorant to it’s inevitability.. Except when I want to talk about it and it is treated like a ‘taboo’ topic that will never happen to any of us,” she wrote.
“That’s been a bit tough. 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 bullsh*t.”
“Those times you are whinging about ridiculous things (something I have noticed so much these past few months), just think about someone who is really facing a problem. Be grateful for your minor issue and get over it. It’s okay to acknowledge that something is annoying but try not to carry on about it and negatively effect other people’s days,” she continued.
“Once you do that, get out there and take a freaking big breath of that fresh Aussie air deep in your lungs, look at how blue the sky is and how green the trees are; It is so beautiful. Think how lucky you are to be able to do just that – breathe.”
“I hear people complaining about how terrible work is or about how hard it is to exercise – Be grateful you are physically able to. Work and exercise may seem like such trivial things … until your body doesn’t allow you to do either of them.”
“I tried to live a healthy life, in fact, that was probably my major passion. Appreciate your good health and functioning body- even if it isn’t your ideal size. Look after it and embrace how amazing it is. Move it and nourish it with fresh food. Don’t obsess over it.”
“Oh and one last thing, if you can, do a good deed for humanity (and myself) and start regularly donating blood. It will make you feel good with the added bonus of saving lives. I feel like it is something that is so overlooked considering every donation can save 3 lives! That is a massive impact each person can have and the process really is so simple.”
Holly was dying, and instead of focusing on her misfortune, she even suggested putting time aside to do good for others in our lives. She also reminded us that bad traffic, a horrendous haircut, chipped nails, having cellulite and a wobbly tummy aren’t really that bad of problems, and you know what? She’s right. Rest in peace, Holly..
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