Esperanza was a great friend to others, but struggled with being that great friend to herself. This is similar to the belief that people can give great advice, but tend to sway when it comes to themselves. Why is that? The focus on Esperanza's heart-shaped rock was vital because it reminded me that we are met with signs in our everyday life. These signs provide us with the opportunities to practice what is needed in our lives; patience, self-compassion, bravery, etc.