Learning.....taken from the School Chaplains Association Newsletter
After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. You learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security. You learn that kisses are not contracts and presents aren't promises. You begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open. You learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for your plans. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. You will learn that you really can endure, that you really are special and that you really do have worth. So live to learn and know yourself. In doing so, you will learn to live.