A bit of life advice from Hol

A young woman facing her own mortality has written a very articulate Facebook message. In this article we would like to explore some of the points raised in that Facebook message because it continues some of the themes that we wrote about in our previous article. Holly Butcher’s full Facebook message can be found here:

In summary, the previous @happyops article described not to let trivial things disturb our mind. In other words, choosing to be happier and choosing not to let such things reduce our happiness. In some cases this is a straightforward mental decision not to get drawn into a negative narrative that will drain away our joy. In other cases this requires stepping away from the situations and people we know will bring us suffering, although this might not always be easy or possible.

In her Facebook message, Holly Butcher expends on these points with much more passion and clarity. Here are two of our favourite quotes:

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.


Remember there are more aspects to good health than the physical body.. work just as hard on finding your mental, emotional and spiritual happiness too. That way you might realise just how insignificant and unimportant having this stupidly portrayed perfect social media body really is.

Wishing you every physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual happiness.

Love, @happyops