We only realize that we've forgotten to enjoy our life when we're about to die. It's time to change that.
None of us are ever satisfied with our lives, we always want more. More love, more fame, and more money. We work hard and we forget to live our lives in the meantime. Sometimes, all we need is a change of perspective to realize what it is that we're missing out on. "If something is making you miserable, you do have the power to change it – in work or love or whatever it may be. Have the guts to change. You don’t know how much time you’ve got on this earth so don’t waste it being miserable.” No, these aren't words by a famous celebrity, these are by a young woman named Holly Butcher. Holly was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of illness that primarily affects young people.
It is terminal in most cases, and Holly was only 27 when she passed away. Even at such a young age, she came to terms with her diagnosis and knew she didn't have much time. So, she decided to make the best of it, even though the last thing she wanted was to depart the world at such a young age. “I’m 27 now. I don’t want to go,” she wrote. “I love my life. I am happy… I owe that to my loved ones. But the control is out of my hands.” She beautifully explained that we get lost in the meaningless things and miss out on some of the most beautiful things life has to offer us. “That’s the thing about life, it is fragile, precious, unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right.”