BRISBANE, Australia (KTVU) - A 27-year-old Australian woman who was battling cancer wrote down her thoughts before her death in a "note before I die" Facebook post. Her positive message has spread around the world and is inspiring many to let go of the little things, focus on the positive and live life to the fullest.
Holly Butcher lost her battle to cancer on Jan. 4.
In Butcher's post of "Life Advice from Hol" she points out that many things we worry about and dwell on are insignificant when you're preparing for your own death.
She wrote in part, "Those times you are whinging about ridiculous things (something I have noticed so much these past few months), just think about someone who is really facing a problem. Be grateful for your minor issue and get over it. It’s okay to acknowledge that something is annoying but try not to carry on about it and negatively effect other people’s days. You might have got caught in bad traffic today, or had a bad sleep because your beautiful babies kept you awake, or your hairdresser cut your hair too short. Your new fake nails might have got a chip, your boobs are too small, or you have cellulite on your arse and your belly is wobbling. Let all that sh*t go.. I swear you will not be thinking of those things when it is your turn to go. It is all so insignificant when you look at life as a whole. I’m watching my body waste away right before my eyes with nothing I can do about it and all I wish for now is that I could have just one more Birthday or Christmas with my family, or just one more day with my partner and dog. Just one more."
Read Butcher's full post here:
Butcher's boyfriend of five years, Luke Ashley-Cooper tells KTVU, "(Holly) was the most beautiful soul you could have ever dreamed to have taken home to meet your mum. She loved life and everything about it, especially our boxer dog Oscar. She was a hell of a woman. There should be more like her. If she had of seen the response of her letter, She would of been laughing her head off hiding in a corner so embarrassed. She was very humble."
Butcher wants her life to be celebrated - not mourned. She asked friends and family to wear colors, not black, to her funeral.