I often think back to the train ride I took into the Swiss Alps, one of my fondest travel memories. I was stunned by those jagged, glorious mountain peaks breaking through the clouds into the crisp sky. That gorgeous scene is one I go back to when feeling particularly stressed. Something about those mountains reminds me of perseverance--that surroundings can be changed if there is enough willingness to change them. The earth will bend for us if we remain tenacious enough, and what results is pure beauty.