“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. 


Beautiful people do not just happen.”


Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

born: July 08, 1926 in Zürich, Switzerland
died: August 24, 2004
Becoming pregnant disqualified Kübler-Ross from a residency in pediatrics, so she took one in psychiatry. She had two miscarriages, finally having a son, Kenneth, and a daughter, Barbara.  She is a 2007 inductee into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She was the recipient of twenty honorary degrees and by July 1982 had taught, in her estimation, 125,000 students in colleges, seminaries, medical schools, hospitals, and social-work institutions.
It has been a very long time since I’ve stumbled upon something that can describe succinctly( and without swearing I might add, which is why she truly is brilliant) a mish mash of thoughts I’ve had in my head.