Just a few days ago, a 27-year-old woman named Holly Butcher passed away from a rare form of cancer known as Ewig’s sarcoma, which primarily affects young people. After coming to terms with her mortality, Holly wanted to share what she came to understand about life after being faced with inevitable death.
Holly’s words serve as a powerful reminder to appreciate the life that we are given, focus on what’s really important and have gratitude for the ability to even take a breath. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, it is very possible that the same things that feel so important to you now may one day not even cross your mind the day before passing away.
Holly’s message has been shared all over the internet and for good reason, perhaps her last words will help to put things into perspective for all of us who unknowingly take our lives for granted.
What is really important to you? This is a great question to ask yourself. Check out Holly’s powerful “life advice” that she wanted to share before passing away.
A bit of life advice from Hol:
It’s a strange thing to realise and accept your mortality at 26 years young. It’s just one of those things you ignore. The days tick by and you just expect they will keep on coming; Until the unexpected happens. I always imagined myself growing old, wrinkled and grey- most likely caused by the beautiful family (lots of kiddies) I planned on building with the love of my life. I want that so bad it hurts…
Thank you for the beautiful reminder and last words. Holly, may your body rest in peace and your spirit live on forever.