A Day Before Her Death, This 27-Year-Old Wrote A Letter, And Every Person Should Read It

Published 6 years ago

When was the last time you paused and took a deep breath thinking “it’s good to be alive”? More often than not we tend to take our lives for granted, as well as many other things in it. Our families and relationships, the commodities and comfort of our homes, our health – it all gets put aside because we insist on participating in the daily rat race. A letter written by Holly Butcher, who recently died of cancer, invites everyone to give up on the constant racing and start living – really living.

“[Life] is fragile, precious and unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right,” Butcher starts the letter that she wrote just a day before passing. The 27-year-old lost her battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that is most common amongst teenagers and young adults. This heartbreaking diagnosis, however, didn’t stop her from spreading the love for life.

The letter encourages everyone to look around and enjoy the moment. Read the full message below and go ahead, eat that cake, call that friend, dance to that song you love so much, and breathe because there is nothing better in life than living.


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This is Holly Butcher. Recently she posted her final message on Facebook

The very next day, she passed away from cancer with her family by her side. She was just 27 years old

Her powerful message has been shared around the world, as people related to her passionate advice to live life to its fullest

Holly had been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that primarily affects young people

“I always imagined myself growing old, wrinkled and grey- most likely caused by the beautiful family I planned on building with the love of my life. I want that so bad it hurts”

“That’s the thing about life; It is fragile, precious and unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right”

“Tell your loved ones you love them every time you get the chance and love them with everything you have”

Holly’s words resonated strongly with many people


This is your daily reminder that you're good enough and you're beautiful. Make sure to gift your smile to the world a little more often and continue spreading the word of positivity.

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