The earth upon which we fall is the same ground which enables us to push ourselves up again.
Reality is harsh. It can be cruel and ugly. Yet no matter how much we grieve over our environment and circumstances nothing will change. What is important is not to be defeated, to forge ahead bravely. If we do this, a path will open before us. - Daisaku Ikeda
Hope this gives you a little inspiration to pat yourself on the back for all of the things you've overcome with grace :)
I shall return with a 'how to' for the perfect fall table setting and a fabulous menu! Until then, enjoy my new favorite tune... :)