“The power of choice is mine; I have a choice of how I want to perceive each and every situation in my life. . . . Obviously I’m not to that point yet because I choose to make myself happy and make myself sad on what other people are thinking. But I think I’d like to someday get to a point where I can say, ‘Okay, that’s your perception. I am not dependent on you for my happiness or my sadness.’ And I think that would be a very strong, very spiritual place to be.” (p. 105)