I came across a book my mom bought me a long while ago called The Blue Day Book, A lesson in Cheering Yourself up. It is sort of one of those Hallmark feel good buys. She gave it to me during a stressful, sad period in which I was harboring a defeated mindset about life. I opened it up to thumb through it and landed on a page where she wrote:
"I love you. Remember, don't let the bastards get you down!"
That's my ma!!