This reminds me of something a friend's mother wrote to me. It was written in Turkish, so the translation may lose a little bit of meaning, but she pretty much said: "Life writes wonderful letters to those who read it with love and kindness." It's been about 3 years now, and her letter is tucked away inside some box hidden somewhere in the house, but I have never forgotten her words. So simple, yet so full of wisdom. It's the kind of lesson you learn by living life...embracing it, accepting it, loving it.