"What do you think is going to happen to us in a year? Two years? Five? Te–”
“Everything,” you interrupted.
“Everything?” I echoed.
“You’re going to experience it all. I don’t know about the specifics because even those things can’t be wholly predicted. But you’re going to fall. You’re going to trip and stumble along hurdles as time passes. You’re going to lose and make friendships. You’re going to find happiness, maybe in the most unlikely places –maybe in unlikely people even. You’re going to cry. Smile. Get upset. Laugh. Dream. You’re going to have moments where you appreciate and love yourself, but you’re also going to experience moments where you hate yourself and you can’t look at your own reflection in the mirror. You’re going to feel the summer breeze around you, watch the autumn leaves change colors, see the winter snow fall from the sky, and experience the spring season. You’re going to grow old. You’re going to absorb new knowledge and make mistakes – maybe even learn from those mistakes. You’re going to experience so much in a year, in two years, in five years, and so on. But why worry about that when you can appreciate the things around you right now? Because right now, things are certain and real."