Fred Rogers, what really matters. Before being a well-known tv personality "Mister Rogers" was a ordained as a Presbyterian minister. He wrote over 30 books and composed much of the music for his tv program.
"Reflections" is a nationally known painting by artist Lee Teter depicting the past and present reminiscence of a comrade and his brother that "did not come home" at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.
Your journey has molded you for your greater god, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.
Kurt Vonnegut: Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Jealousy comes from counting others' blessings instead of our own. So very true, don't let your life pass by while you worry about someone else, count your blessings, be grateful, be happy for others (even though it can be hard).
"Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.