Warning: This may contain spoilers if you've been living under a rock and know nothing about Harry Potter.
From the moment we first met Harry Potter, surrounded by the awful Dursleys, we were hooked.
Whether you're the fan who has only read the books once, or the fan who knows their Hogwarts House, wand type (thank you Pottermore!), and Patronus shape, Hogwarts will always be your home. After all, we were there when Harry found the Stone, entered the Chamber, freed the prisoner, was chosen from the Goblet of Fire, became part of the Order, learned from the Half-Blood Prince and collected the Deathly Hallows and we would do it all again.
And through it all, we learned some very important life lessons that we can only hope will stay will us ... always.
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore
Nothing you ever have to wait for will compare to waiting 12 years in Azkaban for justice for your friends' murders....we're serious (yes we went there).
Harry's scar is what made him who he is and your scars are no different. Embrace them for they make you wicked (in a good way, we promise).
Muggle-born, Half-blood, Pure-blood, Muggle, Giant, Centaur or Werewolf: it does not matter. Never judge someone for what they are, rather who they are for they are not the same thing.
Some people might call you weird (her nickname was Loony) but that doesn't stop Luna from being who she is or believing in what she believes in, nor should it stop us!
The very basis of Harry's survival is based on Lily's love and there is literally nothing more important in life; nothing else that stand up to hate as much as love can.
Sometimes it's fighting the Dark Lord and sometimes it means standing up to your friends to stop them from doing something they shouldn't be.
Chocolate will help after a dementor attack and really, it can just heal everything.
Taking pictures is awesome but maybe not when a threat has been written on the walls about a monster being released next a petrified cat.
If we never take risks, we'll never know what we're missing out on (like taking the right person to the ball).
Whether you are a brave Gryffindor, a loyal Hufflepuff, a wise Ravenclaw or a proud Slytherin, there is somewhere where you belong and are loved. Hogwarts will always be your home.
Which we're pretty sure is Fred & George's motto for life.
"We've all got light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on, that's who we really are."
From flying cars into a tree together to bailing each other out of trouble to stopping the dark lord together. friends are always there to help you no matter how hard the task might be.
Friends know that you need to do some things on your own, even if they want to go with you-like defeating your arch nemesis on multiple occasions.
Death cannot stop love and the ones we have lost will always be in our hearts (no, we are not crying...*sniffles*).
Magic can happen to anyone, anywhere as long as you believe in it so don't hold back.