Family and friends are what makes life worth living.
Some friends have fur and four feet.
Nothing in life is certain. The important thing is to balance pessimism and optimism. You don't want to set yourself up for terrible disappointment, but pessismism doesn't buy you anything if you don't enjoy life because of it. Well-bridled optimism is the way to go.
Words are powerful. They can hurt or hinder or nurture, depending on how we use them.
Speaking of words, I hit the 25,000-word mark in the sequel I'm working on, so I'm in a good mood. I see that brad_beaulieu is recommending the new movie Hot Fuzz, so maybe I'll try to see it. I could use some hilarity.