How to Give Life Meaning, According to Terminally Ill Children

“Be kind. Read more books. Spend time with your family. Crack jokes. Go to the beach. Hug your dog. Tell that special person you love them. These are the things these kids wished they could’ve done more. The rest is details.”

Alastair McAlpine is a doctor who treats terminally ill children and recently posted an inspiring Twitter thread.

He asked his patients what they enjoy in life and what gives it meaning and noticed several trends including that none wished they’d watched more TV or spent more time on Facebook, many mentioned their pets, and all of them loved ice cream.