"It's not about the cards you're dealt, but how you play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch ~
(I think this is paraphrased from Voltaire, but if you haven't read 'The Last Lecture' by Randy Pausch, it is a truly inspirational, positive book written by Pausch while he battled end-stage pancreatic cancer. He was writing for a lecture series where people renowned in different fields are asked to imagine what they would say if they were truly giving a last lecture. Pausch didn't have to imagine. But instead of writing about suffering; about all the things he was going to miss out on, he spoke of a full life where he achieved many of his dreams. It is a book I would highly recommend. So, sorry Voltaire, this version wins here - it's an incredibly moving piece of writing; its positivity - while still honest - is its true inspiration.)