It takes a lot of things in this life.
It takes work, lots of hard work.
It take a village, a helpful village.
It takes patience, endless amounts of patience.
It takes time, all of the time.
It takes focus, keen focus.
It takes perseverance, look it up.
It takes calm, settle down.
It takes a sense of humor, always... ALWAYS!!
It takes love, but love is not enough.
It takes acceptance that it is okay to be alive and
enjoy yourself while you can because in the grand scheme
of things, you blink and you're in the dirt...
Or a shark, or possibly a bear.
If you play your cards right.