This morning, very soon after getting frustrated over something largely unimportant in the grand scheme of things, I came across an article I had read a few months ago at Samantha Wills Foundation - please find the full article here. The letter was written by a young woman called Holly Butcher who lost her battle with cancer in January this year at the age of 27.
Whilst I'd like to think that I am fairly grounded and focused on what matters in life, reading Holly's words has really reminded me to settle the f*%$ down about a lot of things.
Even though Holly's story is so heartbreaking, I felt that it incredibly important to share with anti-brides and anti-grooms - her message is certainly one that I needed to hear today (and every day). It really made me reflect on some things I am doing well and many that I can improve on - in terms of planning our wedding and more importantly in regards to life in general.
It really can be so easy to get caught up on the external details and to lose sight of what really matters. And really how damn lucky are we all to be able to marry our best friends and celebrate with our loved ones.
And as Holly wrote so beautifully :
"I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it all so do what you can to make your time feel worthy and great, minus the bullshit.
Seriously, do what makes your heart feel happy".
My thoughts are with Holly's family and friends.
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