One thing that really shook me was the loss of a friendship that took me by surprise. While I was obviously not perfect, I knew that I had done everything I could to mend my mistake, and at the end of the day, the ball was in her court. And she chose to drop it deliberately.
Robert Frost tells us that the road less traveled makes all the difference. So many people nod sagely at the Greats when they tell us to be daring, be bold, seize the day! Yet when it comes to actually doing so, throats are cleared, feet shift uncomfortably, and no one actually makes a move.
The dictionary definition of family is "all the descendants of a common ancestor". However, this succinct phrasing cannot encompass the true meaning of family; having individuals in your life that you simultaneously love, can't stand, and every other emotion in-between but overall, can't imagine your life without. Family means...everything.