I was pleased to get a mention in NAEE's end-0f-year message of appreciation of effort and achievement, and hope for 2018 and beyond. This came from Judy Braus, the NAAEE Executive Director. You will find it here, and it's certainly worth a read.
On balance, Winston Churchill gets more mentions than I do, but there is no one who could begrudge that (not even me on my very best days). Judy's theme was optimism and perseverance, and so you can see why Churchill is a good model for benighted folk everywhere. Although not an optimist (see this), I do believe in persevering.