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
When hard times do happen, by faith,
we know that God is still in control.
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
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
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 cheer makes 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 a
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
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
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.
Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where
smiles have been.
~Mark Twain, Following the Equator
Tough times can build