I said to someone I know, "I don't know why this hurts so much". And she said, "it hurts because it matters". And that was a huge thing for me to realize. That there are things in life that hurt. And they hurt because they are important.
In life you will realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you. But most important are the ones that bring out the best in you. Those are the ones worth keeping around. :) So true.
My grade teacher Mr Brown always had us memorizing and reciting poetry! This was one of my favorites! "The Road Less Traveled" by Robert Frost is one of my favorite Poems. My Family has a Poetry Reading Tradition every Thanksgiving.