Jean Kerr is one of my all-time favorite writers and a literary great whose talent and energy I channel. In fact, I keep her classic book, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, on my nightstand so she can inspire my dreams.
Kerr was one of the major inspirations for my Master's thesis, a collection of personal essays about being a working mother and for which I search for an agent or publisher who will recognize the greatness of Kerr reincarnated in my writing.
Though Kerr passed away years ago, her wisdom lives on. Here's an appropriate nugget from Ms. Kerr that's as right on today as it was during her heyday.
"You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help." -Jean Kerr