Accepting death

I’ve recently been asked by multiple people how I stay so positive while going through something so difficult and challenging. If I’m being completely honest, the answer is quite simple- accepting that death may come a little sooner than you had once anticipated.

I know death is a difficult subject. The majority of people have a hard time accepting the death of a loved one or dear friend, let alone their own death. It is too often seen as the worst possible outcome.

Perhaps if it was seen in a more positive light those who suffer/suffered from a physical illness could live a happier and more fulfilling life.

I’m not saying it’s an easy pill to swallow. It’s not like I woke up one morning and decided that I was okay with my life ending at such a young age. It took a few months, and much thought but I have finally come to the realization that:

DEATH is okay

DEATH is unavoidable

DEATH is a part of life

Sure I’m young and sure I have a million things I would like to accomplish before my time here is up, but if tomorrow were to be my last day I am content with the things I’ve done, the people I’ve met and the love I have felt.

“A life with love is a life that’s been lived.”

For those of you going through the same thing (or for those who want to appreciate their lives a little extra) – take a deep breath every time you wake up, hug the ones you love a little extra and conquer the day as if it were your last.

You don’t need to live a long life to live a complete life.

[[SIDE NOTE: I have finished my active cancer treatment- three weeks post chemo to be exact. If the tests in the coming weeks come back clear, I’ll be done chemo for good!]]

Xo Anyse

16 thoughts on “Accepting death

  1. Miriam says:

    Thank you! You are so right and have the best attitude. Though some days are easier than others to embrace that thought process! As my doctor told me no one is promised tomorrow. It’s reaffirming to see someone else with that thought, to live each day to the fullest. All the best that your scans come back clear!


  2. Me says:

    Beautifully written. One of my favorite quotes is “Every life comes with a death sentence.” Although I’ve been fortunate enough to make it 49 years, I have found that embracing the inevitability of death and capriciousness of life makes me a better person. I live my life more consciously checked in to each moment because I understand it could be my last. Thanks for sharing your perspective. You are wiser than most people I know.

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  3. idratherbeherenowsite says:

    This is wonderful.
    I have recently read a story where a hospice work asked a patient “how is it, knowing that you are dying?” and the patient replied “how is it, pretending that you are not??”
    I have lost my mom and my father-in-law to cancer and I am sorry that you are going through it. But your work of bringing awareness to the world is very important. We should all be grateful for each day and each breath. Best wishes to you!


  4. carlos SP says:

    The Universe is always in motion;
    Ever …
    Energy interacts with itself,
    and turns into things, and bodies,
    and things and bodies return to energy;
    alternating between action and rest;
    between sound and silence.

    The Creator is active;
    creativity is active;
    the maximum and the minimum are connected;
    less is more.
    The dust will return to Earth;
    and the soul to One.
    Humility attracts love,
    and love unites things, and spirits.

    The force, the bodies,
    the absence and presence of Light;
    all immersed in One.
    Negative energy is energy;
    but the good makes life possible,
    and evil, though legitimate,
    generates chaos and death, the wrath of God.

    And though death is ever present,
    because it is inherent in life;
    even if it is not yet absolute,
    let’s be worthy;
    so that, if possible, there is respect.
    And the Lord who rules over life and death,
    and the time between one and the other,
    have mercy on us.

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  5. Pazlo says:

    It’s easy to be bold and courageous when it’s still “theoretical” to me, but I’m teaching myself now that death is just one more thing for me to learn how to do.
    It’s clear that love is, indeed, something you can take with you.
    When I approach the light, I’ll rustle up every wonderful moment I can recall.
    As James Taylor puts it:

    “I’m rolling all my Golden Moments into one.
    Gonna shine like the sun, one more summer day.
    Shine like a Lighthouse, one more summer night.
    See me flashing on.
    Flashing off.
    Fading away.”

    I wish I had more than words for you.
    Perhaps kisses would help.

    Seek peace,


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  6. bloggingwithsashij says:

    You are such an inspiring person and I agree 100% with you. I think near death experiences make you appreciate life more. Everything looks more beautiful and friendship and love are not vain words! Remember 1 minute lived is 60 seconds of happiness!


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