Its nothing new that life is full of surprises, but learning from them and taking advantage of them to the best of your ability is an art in itself. In these pages, you will find a simple and inspirational story about life, love, and acceptance. From an unadorned life of a teenager, complete with insecurities, to a youthful existence where the insecurities dissolve and new challenges arise. In the middle of this journey, an unexpected event occurred that altered the course of his life. This unforeseen incident had ultimately intensified his will to live, love, and be happy! A declaration of self-love. Why not? This is the story of Paulo Castro (Paulinho) in his own perspective. It contains a special light that bestows on us a life lesson and the realization that everything is always worth it. Especially when you have a very selective memory!