"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant."
(From the tenth episode of the fifth series of Doctor Who. Forgive me my Whovian tendences, this line is just incredible. I keep coming back to it, after all this time. Because one of my biggest difficulties is learning that things don't have to be perfect in order to be good.)