When she discovered she had only two years to live, she made sure to live life to the fullest.
Bailey Jean Matheson recently died of cancer. Her touching obituary has moved hundreds of readers. https://t.co/YAVV2CWp3u
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 18, 2019
Bailey Jean Matheson died earlier this month of cancer. Two years ago when she found out she had cancer, she decided to make several major decisions that she shared in self-written obituary.
My parents gave me the greatest gift of supporting my decisions with not going through chemo and just letting me live the rest of my life the way I believed it should be.
I didn’t know Bailey, but her death made me think of the recent deaths of my dear friends, Laura Brigante and Ana Real. I thought they would be around for a long time. Their deaths and Bailey’s obituary reminded me that we cannot predict where our lives are headed or when they will come to an end. We must enjoy our lives now.
Surround yourself with good people. Do a job that you love and make sure the people around you support you and not bring you down. If it’s toxic, leave and find something else.
Use your talents to help others. Volunteering is a good thing.
Don’t worry about what other’s think. Don’t let fear hold you back from taking a chance or speaking up.
Stop worrying about money. You can always live off rice, frijoles (beans) and tortillas. Stop trying to keep up with the Kardashians.
Laugh today and love with all your heart.
Find some kind of spiritual nourishment. Yes, I believe in God. Remember you are never alone. If you’re on my social media, you know I keep it real. I follow my own advice.
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