Holly Butcher, who was from Australia and was just 27 years old when she passed away, was fighting a rare kind of cancer. Although she passed away, her soul and spirit continue to inspire others all over the globe.
Holly composed a message only twenty-four hours before she passed away, in which she urged readers to “whinge less, and assist others more.”
“Give, give, give. It is a well-known fact that helping other people brings to greater levels of enjoyment than satisfying one’s own needs. I wish I did this more.” As the last phase of her disease progressed, Holly was aware that the time had come for her to say goodbye to her loved ones and her life.
“Coming to terms with the fact that you are mortal at such a young age as 26 is a peculiar experience, It is just one of those things that you choose to disregard.
As the days pass, you have every reason to believe that this trend will continue — that is, unless something unexpected takes place.
I had always seen myself as becoming older, wrinklier, and grayer, most likely as a result of the lovely family with a large number of children that I intended to start with the man who would become the love of my life. That is something I want so badly that it hurts.
I just want people to stop worrying so much about the insignificant stresses.”
Thousands of people all across the globe have been moved by Holly’s last words, which advised them to stop worrying so much about the future and focus on the here and now.
After all, we only live once as Holly wrote: “That’s the thing about life, it is delicate, precious, unexpected and each day is a gift, not a guaranteed right.”