Richard Pringle is a father from England, he wishes he would have had more time with his son, Hughie.
His son Hughie was born with a serious brain condition, at that point the doctors told Richard that the condition would be manageable. Around the age of 3, the worst thing imaginable happened and Hughie suffered a brain hemorrhage last year which sadly he did not survive from.
His tragic story pulls on your heart strings and brings a tear to our eye just typing about it. However, Hughie’s memory still lives on. Pringle said that he’s “realized more than ever how precious life is”
Pringle wanted to share with everyone just how precious life is and how things can change in a split second so he wrote about the 10 things he has learned since his sons early passing.
“I was actually putting my little girl to bed one night and lying with her. It was then I wrote it,” he says. “All things I’ve been thinking about and it just flowed.”
The list that he wrote shows all the great memories that he had with his son and he hopes it makes people realize just how short life is and to always live life to the fullest
“You can never ever kiss and love too much,” Pringle writes. “You always have time. Stop what you’re doing and play, even if it’s just for a minute. Nothing’s that important that it can’t wait.”
“Make boring things fun,” he adds. “Be silly, tell jokes, laugh, smile, and enjoy yourselves. They’re only chores if you treat them like that. Life is too short not to have fun.”
Below is his facebook post and you can read the full list here
Since the posting of the list, it has gone viral and hit everyone’s hearts around the world
In this world we are easily distracted by everything, often we are worried about trying to make money, so we are tired from work, we freak out over the bills and trying to make sure they are paid, and always worrying about making sure the house is clean. We must remember that these moments can never be recreated and things can change so quickly. All these things can wait, when you are home, give them your time and love and make these great memories. They will cherish them just as much as you.
Honestly, this can apply to everyone. Sometimes in life, you need to just stop and smell the roses.
“There’s beauty in the simple things,” Pringle says. “Things that often within our busy destructed lives go unnoticed. There’s real beauty in simplicity and I feel we all need to realize this.”