“ If you use the horror of who you are as manure, the beauty of who you could be could flower. ”
Only when you are willing to look at the horror of who you are, the beauty of who you are can be nurtured
If you nurture the root, you don't have to bother about the fruit - it will come naturally.
Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.