After a while you learn that what you really are is all the experiences and all the thoughts you've ever had.
After a while you learn that troubles are temporary and relationships aren't always permanent.
You learn to forgive the bad times and overcome the resentments. You learn that many people come into your life. Some stay briefly and fade into forgetfulness while others remain as warm places in your heart.
And you learn to live with love in your heart for those good friends who may not be present, but who never go away, because the warmth of their friendship and their essence lives within you and becomes
A Part of Who You Are.