Two of my friends' facebook status updates, less than an hour apart:
"No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have a unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Persist and persevere, your desired path remains possible."
"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. - Lou Holtz" (That one was on my mom's page. <3)
Not dead. Just getting stronger.