What We Can All Learn From 17 Year-Old Zach Sobiech

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Wake up. Gym. Work. Dinner. Sleep. Repeat. It’s easy to get caught up in the mundane day-to-day routine. We’re cranky by Wednesday and mourn the thought of Monday on Sunday nights. But every once in a while, we stop what we’re doing to look around and remember how lucky we are to be alive and healthy. But admittedly, we don’t do it often enough.

When I first heard “Clouds” I thought it was a beautifully simple song. But then I learned it was written by an extraordinary young man. When 17 year-old Zach Sobiech learned that the rare form of bone cancer he was battling left him with only a few months to live, he wrote and recorded this song as a way of saying goodbye to his family and friends. The world lost Zach last week and immediately, the song had a new meaning.

Intrigued by his story, I found this incredibly moving documentary about Zach. I urge you all to take 20 minutes out of your day to marvel in his optimism and genuine love of life. After all, as Zach said, “you don’t need to find out you’re dying to start living.”

Posted by Laura

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