July 14, 2014: "Life is not easy for any of us. But, what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." – Marie Curie
Find the thing or things you love to do. If you're lucky, you'll also be good at it. If not, maybe all you need is practice!
July 15, 2014: "Today is 'Send Yourself Flowers Day.' Why not? You deserve them. Just make sure they're your favorite kind … "
When I was experienceing my mid-life crisis around my 25th birhday, I started picking up cut flowers for my desk at work. By making special gestures, I began to focus on the possible and what could happen instead of what hadn't.
July 16, 2014: "Your Inner Bitch Knows: There's always going to be someone prettier, smarter, richer, and with thinnner thighs, but there is only one spectacular you. Just say 'I dont think so' to games of comparison in which you always lose."
My version of this was to find my own motto after my divorce, "I've been feeling old and tired. If it doesn't make me feel young and happy, it doesn't belong here."