Dr. Alastair McAlpine spends every day caring for children with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses, working for the non-profit organization PaedsPal.
McAlpine recently decided to ask his terminally-ill patients what they enjoyed most in life and then shared their answers on Twitter.
In a tweet, he explained: “For an assignment, I asked some of my terminal pediatric palliative care patients what they had enjoyed in life, and what gave it meaning. Kids can be so wise, y’know.”
All of these children are between the ages of four and nine years old. Even though they are young, they still managed to hit the nail on the head when it comes to what makes life worth living.
1.Nobody wishes they’d spent more time watching TV and being online
2. Animals make life better
3. They love their parents
4. They love ice cream
5. They love books and stories
6. Worrying is a waste of time.
7. Everyone loves the beach
8. Kindness matters
9. Laughter is the best medicine
10. Kids love their toys
11. Family time is the best time
Dr. McAlpine wrapped up his findings with one last important recap: