Hard and tragic times have fallen upon a few people who are closest to Dearest, and therefore people very important to me. While I won't get into any details, it's really put my trival complaints into perspective and made me appreciate everything I have. It's made me appreciate the little things in life, to take the time to tell Dearest how much I love him, to basically stop and smell the roses (which I literally did today).
My message to you: life is short, so live it up. Be kind to everyone, apologize even if you feel you shouldn't, enjoy the small things in life, and just be appreciative for what you have.
"Happiness is wanting what you have."