I love these words because they speak an absolute truth that you can't possibly understand until you've experienced them at the rawest level. As you get older you realize they will weave in and out of your life most likely at the exact moment when you least expect them. Pain is inevitable, whether it's in love, loss, friendship or health. And true to form, the experience does make you stronger because you will make it to the other side. You. Not anyone else. You. Happiness is tied to this as well. It's OK to be afraid, to take chances, to be a fool, to take a wrong turn--to put yourself out there. In the end, you will wind up exactly where you need to be. Growing, changing, loving---living without fear of what it may bring. Wise beyond your years, happy in your own skin.