This is probably my all time favorite quote. I keep it framed in my living room to remind me to stop feeling sorry for myself and my life. There are only these two options. Life is too short to waste, getting down. We need to recognize that we are responsible for ourselves and our happiness and in taking care of ourselves and allowing our light to shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. There is no point in trying to change others or worrying about what other people are or are not doing. We are the only ones that we can change.