Just came back from the best three days I've had in a long time--a writers retreat with talented, dedicated women who love and support each other and feel no jealousy or resentment when someone else has success. Left there feeling validated and affirmed.
Then I found this in a "scrap" on my desktop, if there are such things as electronic scraps:
From Pam 101—It is almost an affirmation to be an ordinary human being, gloriously flawed, willfully rebellious at the ridiculous things in the world, and curious with anticipation at the prospect of another new day. Everything passes too quickly and there's no money-back guarantee on breathing. Live in the moment, learn from the pain, and give thanks for the chance.