"Note to self:
You’ll always be treading on tumultuous grounds if you habitually allow your mood to be affected by unpredictable events or people. Sometimes, you just have to find it in you to let go of all the things that didn’t go according to plan, and instead be joyful for all the things that did; and to remain thankful for the blessings you’ve thus far received, and with a lighthearted demeanor be open to receive all the goodness that is yet to come."
"All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them. We need to be taught these skills; we need guides to show us how. If we don’t, our lives get made up for us by other people."