I made fortune cookies! Unlike a lot of fortunes I've received in my life, this sentiment seemed like something guaranteed to come true for every person eventually. At some point in our lives, we will all face varying levels of adversity, tragedy and any number of moments that require us to be stronger than we feel we are capable of being. Do we fail some of the time? Sure. But if we're still here, it means we have another chance to be tested again- and even in the tests we fail, simply taking them requires an endurance and stamina we'd likely been unaware of. Like white water rafting, surviving the experience can seem as though you're just being passive, that you're not so much fighting the water as just kind of letting it push you around- and it's true, the best you can hope for is to navigate it well. You can't alter the direction that the water is flowing or reason with it to be more accommodating, but if you get thrown from the boat, you can get back in and keep going- and that takes a lot more strength than you might think. You can face the coming adversity and not close your eyes til it's over. Some wars, the only way to win is to just survive them. With that knowledge I can safely say that everyone at some point will be forced to see how strong they can be- and if they live to tell the tale, they can claim this fortune to be fact. (And now we can cue the many "IN BED" jokes to follow).