I don't know how I'd react if I was ever diagnosed with a terminal illness.
I get that it's morbid to think about, but I feel like when I do, I start to appreciate the things I have in my life even more and fight harder to realize my dreams. Because technically we're all terminal - some of us just die sooner than others.
I'm not saying it isn't tragic when a life is cut short - it is. Because we think of everything that could have been. And for 15-year-old Sabine Wortelboer, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she hardly has any time left to create new memories.
Sabine has accepted her fate and decided to live out the rest of her days sans medication.
"I would really like it people, for the last time, can send me a whole bunch of cards."
The response was so overwhelming that the Dutch Postal Service assembled a special team to bring the cards to Sabine's home.
Sabine slept most of the day as the cards were being delivered, but when she was awake she wasn't in pain and was clear-minded. She spent time reading a lot of them.
"I think it's time to say goodbye. Thank you for everything you've done for me."
As sad as Sabine's story is, it's good to know that an overwhelming number of people cared enough to help her fulfill her dying wish. At least she went out knowing that. (h/t metro)
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.