Things people have told me lately:
My therapist: "People like you should never doubt their abilities, because there is no question about whether or not you'll make it in life. The problem is whether you'll be happy as well as successful."
Friend #1: "I really do care for you, you know that?"
A teacher: "Don't crack your head open over this essay. I already know you're smart and capable and lovely, you don't need to try and prove it by working too hard."
Friend #2: "Oh, you sexy thing."
(Sometimes people just know exactly what to say. I almost can't believe my luck, being surrounded by all of you lot.)