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My life will be short

When you’re young, you don’t think about your mortality. You don’t limit yourself because life feels limitless.

As you age, this starts to change a little. For some, that change is both abrupt and quite soon. There’s a lot we can learn about ourselves and our lives if we take the time to learn from others.

You might not identify with someone who is much older than you but we’re all one diagnosis away from being someone in our first and only story for today:

‘My life will be short. So on the days I can, I really live’: 30 dying people explain what really matters [The Guardian] – “Anything that doesn’t make my heart sing is less important to me these days. I don’t sweat the small stuff any more. Life is too short for cleaning. The laundry pile will wait. And if I want to eat a piece of cake, I damn well do.”

This article can be difficult to read, especially if someone you know has been affected by disease, but a powerful reminder of what’s truly important in life.