"Always - but especially when suffering - surround yourself with those who inspire you to lose yourself more honestly, to love others more thoroughly, to live life more fully, and to trust God more wholly. Huddle with those who care for you and those who are exemplary in their encouragement, patience, and understanding of others. Hang out with those who strive to put God and faith at their center. Pray for peers, friends, and mentors who will not only encourage you to be your best independent, strong, and vulnerable self all at the same time - but also sincerely humble...then pray that you may have the opportunity to likewise ease and nurture others in such authentic ways..."
- Connie Kerbs