Holly Butcher was not only a human being but an epitome of inspiration and motivation for the rest of us. There are so many reasons in everyone’s life to be grateful for. In fact, there are at least, we’re going to put emphasis on the word AT LEAST, a thousand reasons to be thankful for.
Yet, there are people who tend to look at the darker and uglier side of their life which everyone has, even the people you think are the happiest and the richest. It’s all about the perspective in life. Whatever you tend to focus on, grows.
We have all heard the saying that there are two sides to every story. This also means there are two sides to every aspect, idea and of course, life. Whatever you choose to see, life always hits us all with a certain end. Everyone’s end looks different, their lessons are quite unique too.
Holly Butcher: The cancer patient who made us all revisit our life
Here we have Holly Butcher who died because of cancer. She wrote an open letter to anyone and everyone who’d read it. Her perspective on life changed during the last days of her life.
Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old girl from Grafton in NSW, Australia recently lost her life to Ewing’s sarcoma. Ewing’s sarcoma is a type of cancerous tumour that grows in your bones. It can also grow in the soft tissues of the bones. This disease typically hits young people, Holly Butcher was butchered by this deadly illness too.
Like any other person with a terminal illness at the end stage of their life, Holly Butcher writes: “I don’t want to leave yet. I’m only 27! I have my whole life ahead of me even if I haven’t figured out what to do yet.”
The last letter 27-year old Holly Butcher wrote for us all
This letter includes some of the biggest lessons for young people who are stressed and depressed most of their time.Holly Butcher writes in the letter that it’s so weird to accept the fact that I’m finally dying at the age of only 27 years old.
She further added, “No one thinks of dying at such a young age.I am writing this letter at the last; 4th stage of my cancer. ”
She kept on going, “Days keep passing, time keeps ticking away and it waits for no one to be happy once and for all. You have to decide how and when to start living your life.”
Holly Butcher’s letter is what every young man and women need to read, especially those who feel like they’re not ‘living their life.’
The expectations we have and the reality that we see
Holly further adds to her letter, “I always thought I’d grow old, like really old.Wrinkly, grey-ish and have a big family of my own. I want this so bad it hurts. I have no choice. That’s the thing about life, it’s fragile, precious and utterly unpredictable.
Every day is a gift.”
She continues with sorrow and helplessness, ” People think death is something which won’t hit them. Not at least at such a young age like mine but the reality is, death is a taboo. It’s tough to think about it anyway if you’re my age, even a bit older.
Truth is, we need to see it as a reality and start seeing life with this perspective so we can live each day as a gift and not waste a single second. Almost 80% of the stress we have in our life is for no reason, meaningless and bullsh*t. Do whatever you can to make yourself feel worthy and great.”
What message does she leave for us all?
Holly Butcher’s words are quite moving and have a lesson in literally, all of the sentences she has written. It’s advice for people who are alive! ALL of the people irrespective of gender, age and interests.
“I have seen my body with my own eyes, deteriorating. You have no idea how much it hurts to not be able to see your family at another party or a gathering. Stop complaining about your life, job, work or friends and family. Just learn to appreciate everything. Whatever you can’t change, leave it. Whatever you can change it for the better.”