"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia YES YES YES
Perfect for you. Live everyday and remember this. If there is just one thing that you have learned in our long (forever) friendship I hope that it is this. Understand that it is true and ADJUST ACCORDINGLY. You know what I mean, Ari Bean!
It's ok. You're not meant to understand right now. But someday, you're heart will change. God has an elaborate plan. Remember, unless God has specifically promised you something, you never know what the future might hold.