"You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." - Glinda, the good witch, The Wizard of Oz. Wow if we would learn that our power is from God and we already have it? How powerful we would be!
It takes ten times as long to put your self back together as it does to fall apart - Finnick Odair - Catching Fire - The Hunger Games (remember this when you are not eating/sleeping/taking care of yourself)
You can choose to live your life with the joy of the front row or solemness of the third row. The choice is yours. That's me in the front row with my joy. Those are my coworkers in the third row. Every day is a struggle to keep them from killing my joy.
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." --- So true. I really do appreciate some of my friends who sang my song back for me.