"I'd gone through life believing in the strength and competence of others; never in my own. Now, dazzled, discovered that my capacities were real. It was like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat. " unknown
I like this quote because I was one of those people that let other people define who I was. When it finally dawned on me that God defined who I was, and that He was really crazy about me, it changed my course in life. I began to take my own path, where I walked with God, and He let me discover things about myself that enhanced the life He had given me. No longer am I defined by others, no longer do I seek my value from others. I know where I stand in this universe and the next. Of course, I want your acceptance, but if I don't receive it, I believe now it is not necessarily my problem. I've been given a fortune by this very precious life I live and I want to live it out in such a way that He who created me has squeezed every talent, every drop of love, at full capacity, until I drop dead from the passionate striving of this goal.