There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing 

a loved one in pain. Life can get pretty rough 

sometimes, and our emotions can veer toward 

places we would rather they did not go. 

We can turn our mental blocks into building blocks. 

We don’t always know why hard times 

come to us; sometimes they’re simply a

 result of living in an imperfect world...

a world corrupted by sin.

As long as we live, we will all face difficulties, 

disappointments, and setbacks at some point.

 This is simply a fact of life that none of us are

 absolved from.

When hard times do happen, by faith, 

we know that God is still in control.

With world rising conditions of wars and rumors 

of war, mistrust, inequality, racism, poverty, hatred,

 disappointments, terrorism, tragedies, etc., there 

has never been a period in history when there

 is a greater need to accept God's eternal promises. 

What we believe in, but cannot see 

is what keeps us going.


When adversity strikes, we may suffer major setbacks 

and be forced to rethink our plans and priorities; however, 

even in our darkest days, we must never forget that every 

obstacle, every setback... could bring us one step closer

 to fulfilling God's plan and purpose for our lives. Our 

setbacks may serve as stepping stones to a better future.

Keep on pressing on. 

When does God promise to help us?

 According to Scripture, 

"When we set our face like a flint."

To set our face like flint means that we are disciplined 

and have an unwavering determination to persevere in the 

agonizing task that has been assigned to us. We are 

unmoved by a judgment. It means that we follow in 

Jesus' footsteps and keep ourselves separate from unholy 

worldly influences.


Let us continue our journey. Never give up,

and always put one foot in front of the other.

Our darkest times frequently lead to our 

brightest moments.

Although smiling does not directly reflect 

happiness, it does convey to those around you 

that you are easygoing, peaceful, friendly, and


Carrying our cross in high spirits

 can be our stepping stone to


Cheerfulness will never be a blending 

of self-deception, making allowances, and 

excuses. Being of good cheemakes it 

possible to rise above the moment and 


The robbed that smiles, steals

 something from the thief. 

~William Shakespeare, Othello

A smile is free, but it gives 

great deal.


Nobody is so rich or powerful that he can't 

live without a smile, and nobody is so poor 

that he can't be made rich by it. A smile, on 

the contrary, cannot be bought, demanded,

borrowed, or stolen because it is of no

 real worth to anyone unless it has been 

given away.

A smile enriches those who receive it

without making poorer those who give it.

It only takes 14 muscles and a split second

 to smile, but the memory of a smile can 

sometimes last forever in one's heart.

Frowns are unappealing to most people. People are 

driven off by frowns.We are drawn to people who smile. 

Smiles typically compel individuals into approaching


A smile is an attraction factor.


 Smiling is a great way to make

ourselves stand out while helping our

body to function better

Smiling helps improve our health,

our stress level, and our attractiveness.

Some people are too tired to give you a smile.

Give them one of yours,

as none needs a smile so much as 

he who has no more to give. 

~Author Unknown

In life, there will be setbacks, 

failures and disappointments.

Setbacks, failures and disappointments 

can be good for us! They can be the best 

education we can get, as they teach us 

to adjust, adapt, persevere

Smiling is infectious,

You can catch it like the flu.

Someone smiled at me today,

And I started smiling too.

~Author Unknown

Every time you smile at someone, it is an 
action of love, a gift to that person, a 
beautiful thing. 

~Mother Teresa

Wrinkles should merely indicate where 

smiles have been. 

~Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Tough times can build

 strong people.

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