This is so true that on the nights it isn't raining, I sleep to the sound of artificial rain. though it simply can not compare to the real thing. The best thing to fall asleep to is the sound of a raging thunderstorm.
Kurt Vonnegut: Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
words to live by! Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right. You only live once, and if you don't take chances, you'll never get that chance the same again. Take risks, it's what makes life interesting.