We aren't rich by any means, but we aren't destitute, either - financially speaking. Quality of life - we're very rich. Yes, there were a lot of things in my life that have sucked, but they are part of what made me who and what I am today, and they make me appreciate the good things all that much more.
There are several quotes that helped me, 2 of them are "If I laugh at any mortal thing, tis that I may not weep." (Lord Byron) and Jimmy Buffet (He Went to Paris) "Some of it's magic, some of it's tragic, but I've had a good life all the way."
I don't know if this is what you were wanting to know about, or how inspiring it is, but that's where I've come from and what I've overcome.
Whatever you're facing, just remember - This, too, shall pass! Hang in there, keep going, and things will get better!
at 8:04 AM on Jan. 26, 2011