"we cannot control other people's actions or other people's words. what we can control is our reactions. do not let other people take your voice from you. rise above and have compassion for those who are smaller than you. instead of wondering why they are saying things about you, wonder why they are saying things at all. chances are it has much more to do with who they are as people than who you are as a person."
Oh, so true! And I've had to put that into practice a few times this year! ;)