The wall in front of me is plastered with photos of lots of people I love. They help me from feeling too alone in my study. Among the photos and roster and calander of events is a post-it note with this verse by Ugo Bossi. It is my current inspiration:
Measure thy life by loss and not by gain,
Not by the wine drunk but by the wine poured forth,
For love’s strength standeth in love’s sacrifice,
And he who suffereth most has most to give.