"Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself."
The appreciation and support of others may be short-lived and fickle. We need to believe in ourselves and our work. Our happiness and satisfaction must come from within. We must learn to care for ourselves and encourage our artistic work. The world may not understand what we do or why we do it, but we must find the inner strength to keep going. Pat yourself on the back today and give yourself a compliment.