In the Episcopal Church in Weatherford, Texas, when I told the minister my dreams he said, "God has given you a giving talent. Each of us is a vessel, a medium, of expression. You must have faith to sing and dance. Just believing you can do these things is not enough; studying and working for them, you will do them. Faith is the most powerful means in the world."
The second moment came when my schoolteacher spoke a verse and then gave me a card with the words printed on it. They were: I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to dare;