"Being true to yourself takes guts. First, you've got to face everything around you and figure out what is important: what you think really counts. Second, you've got to interact with a lot of people who may see things differently. But life has lots of smiles and frowns, as days have their own ups and downs. And if you are true to yourself in all that you do, and if you keep working to make your dreams come true, then you will achieve success just by doing your best. You've got everything it takes to be true to you."
-Greeting card that my mom gave to me today