En dus komt er een einde


Charlotte Kitley schreef voor The Huffington Post UK sinds 2013. Op 16 dit jaar is Charlotte overleden aan darmkanker. Ze was 36 jaar oud. Mijn leeftijd…

Haar laatste post is op 17 september verschenen, één dag nadat ze overleden was. In deze post laat ze voor ons allemaal een belangrijke boodschap achter. Een pleidooi om van het leven te genieten.

So, in my absence, please, please, enjoy life. Take it by both hands, grab it, shake it and believe in every second of it.

Het is een pleidooi voor een langzaam, liefdevol leven, voor het geluk, vriendschappen en familie.

Embrace your loved one and if they cannot embrace you back, find someone who will. Everyone deserves to love and be loved in return. Don’t settle for less. Find a job you enjoy, but don’t become a slave to it. You will not have ‘I wish I’d worked more’ on your headstone. Dance, laugh and eat with your friends. True, honest, strong friendships are an utter blessing and a choice we get to make, rather than have to share a loyalty with because there happens to be link through blood. Choose wisely then treasure them with all the love you can muster. Surround yourself with beautiful things. Life has a lot of grey and sadness – look for that rainbow and frame it. There is beauty in everything, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to see it.

Het is de prachtigste afscheidsbrief die ik ooit gelezen heb.

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