A very good friend of mine sent this to me when I was going though some pretty rough times. I still read it from time to time because it always makes me feel better. To this day, this simple message hasn't stopped uplifting me even when I'm having the most crappiest day.
"How to encourage a Lion Tamer:
Tell her that she is important. Even though she was not raised as a lion, she has the heart and spirit of many. She is fragile as can be with loose ground at her roots, but with due time she will blossom, her roots will augment, and her dauntlessness will shimmer. Her foundation will be unwavering and her ambience will glow."
I have some pretty kick-ass friends, don't you think?