We don’t get out of this life with a list of excuses or a long list of people to blame. In the end, it’s on us to care enough. To love enough. To recognize the value that came our way, whether or not we embraced it. To acknowledge the long list of people who invested in us. People we barely said thank you to. To realize that if we came up short it’s because we failed to fill in the blanks when we had endless opportunities. To understand, sometimes too late, that the stories we told were small in the grand scheme of things and that we may have missed more significant points and bigger pictures.