“Each of us has a unique function on the earth. I do not serve the world by withholding my gift in the name of modesty. Remembering I am no more or less special than anyone else, I am free to soar with the wings God has given me. Until I do, my place in the universe is left unfilled. My love, my ability, m y skills are mine alone, and I was born to extend them as a light unto darkened places. Today, in every moment, may I be the embodiment of the light of the world.