Life is what you make it. I couldn't agree more.
I don't understand the cold people in the world. Those who frown when you smiled at them from the back of your mom's station wagon. Those who can't be polite to a stranger.
For me, the greatest joy in life is making a sincere connection with another. Whether its smiling at someone you don't know just because you see her every Tuesday on the way to class. Laughing with your Grandfather over a joke he finally told you. Holding hands with your best friend at his mother's funeral. Sharing a kiss and bumping teeth because you're both smiling so much. Anything...you name it and as long as its 2 or more humans being kind, loving, caring, humorous, sympathetic, understanding with one another...its the sweetest connection a person can find.