At the last Devoted and Disgruntled Meeting, my buddy and long-time colleague said something that I have fallen in love with. I don’t know if he was quoting (I’m sure he was at least paraphrasing) but I will attribute it to him for now:
You are a beautiful and unique snowflake. But it’s a blizzard out there. how will you stand out?
That pretty much sums up how I feel all the time. Artistically, Practically, Personally. I’ve gotten very good at self-validation, but it is wonderful to hear it from outside. I really savor the moments I receive. And, I hope that I give enough back, as I know many beautiful and unique snowflakes myself.