There is nothing worse 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 surely as we continue to live, all of us will,

 at some point, experience tough times, 

disappointments and setbacks. 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. 
It is what we trust in, but do not see, 
that keeps us going.


When tough times barge into our lives, we may suffer

 major setbacks and be forced to reconstruct our plans 

and our priorities; however, even during our darkest 

days, we must never forget that every obstacle, every

setback... could put us a step closer to fulfilling God's 

plan and purpose for our lives. Our setbacks could be 

stepping stones to a better life.

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... we are 
disciplined and have an unwavering 
determination to persevere in the 
agonizing task set before us. We are 
not moved from a conviction. It means 
we follow in Jesus' footsteps and separate 
from unholy worldly influences.

Keep going. put one foot in front
of the other, and never give up.
Our hardest times often lead to
some of the greatest moments.

Although smiling does not reflect happiness directly,

 it can imply to those around that you are easy-going,

peaceful, friendly, and unbothered.

With good cheer, carrying 

our cross can be our ladder 

to happiness.

Cheerfulness will never be a blending of self-deceit,

making allowances and excuses. Being of good cheer 

empowers us to rise above the moment and situation.

The robbed that smiles, steals

 something from the thief. 

~William Shakespeare, Othello


 A smile costs nothing, but gives much.


None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along 

without a smile, and none is so poor that he cannot be 

made rich by it.Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, 

borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no 

value to anyone until it is given away.

A smile enriches those who receive it

without making poorer those who give it.

It only takes 14 muscles to smile and takes but a moment,

but the memory of a smile can sometimes last forever,

 in one's heart.

We are drawn to people who smile.

Frowns push people away. 

A smile draws people in.

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 


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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