Irony often times holds our greatest messages of learning and growth. In my efforts to learn and grow, I have been inspired by the irony of my challenges as I have often looked back, or if I'm lucky, seeing it in the moment. Irony highlights the contrast of where we begin, to where we end in that lesson... Everything we fear losing, is not ours to begin with and has no intrinsic value anyway. YOU, the human being, are what is valuable. It is your intellect, vision, gifts, talents, agency, and will that creates the things we have so foolishly valued and horded.