Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain the reason mother should be kept away.
And another amazing and inspiring woman, Maya Angelou, always encourages me with her words. . . I had the opportunity to hear her speak in person - and I was awed by her spirit, her words and most of all her presence. She commanded the room, not with a shout but with a whisper. It was AMAZING. . . And when things are tough, I always remember - I am not what has happened to me - I choose, and I decide where I go from here! Moving On! #moveonwithME