My husband sent me this great John Lennon quote this morning. When I was in third grade my teacher, Mrs. Sanders, asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. I said that I couldn't decide between being an artist or the person who named paint colors. I went further by saying that maybe I could do one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. I'll never forget the look on her face when she said, "Karen, you have no talent and besides we already have a great artist in our class, Guy. I think you would be better suited to be a secretary or a mother." I remember being so proud of myself for not crying then and there. I actually made it until after the lights were out then I buried myself under the covers and cried my heart out. This happened again when after high school I wanted to go to art school and my parents would not agree. I have battled but I've never given up, at least not for long. "Happy" is doing what you love (and a functioning sewing machine in my case). Be kind to yourself and others.