Life can be amazing, wonderful and happy. But it can also be hard. It can be sad, lonely and full of heartache. The trick to being happy is learning to count your blessings instead of your problems.

When life gives you a hundred reasons to break down and cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile and laugh. Stay strong.

Sometimes you may feel like you are drowning. You may feel that you get one crisis handled only to have another one slap you in the face.

No matter how many bad days you have had, you’re here. You’ve made it. You have gotten through 100% of your worst days. You are living proof of that.

And if you stop and think about it, you’ll see that you have many more reasons to smile and laugh than you do reasons to cry.

Don’t get me wrong. All of us need a good cry sometimes. Sometimes you need a cry to help heal your soul. But I pray that these times are much fewer than the good times.

No matter what trials you are going through, you can always trust that God is with you.  You may not feel His presence, but He is there.

You may be upset, confused and in need of His touch.  Just keep the faith and know that He is with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

And knowing that He is with you helps you during the hard times. Knowing that you can trust Him to help you, to get you through and come out on the other side smiling and laughing is the greatest assurance we can have.

We also need to remember that life is a circle of good times and hard times. Good times come around and bad times come around. That is just life.

Know that whatever your current situation is, it is going to change. It always does. The circle goes round and round. Sometimes you stumble and fall, but you always get back up.

Life is a circle of happiness, sadness, hard times and good times. If you are going through hard times, have faith that good times are on the way.

Keep this in mind. And keep smiling. Keep laughing. And show the world you have a thousand reasons to smile and laugh. Stay strong, my friends!

Sending you love, blessings and gratitude from Sterrett, Alabama!

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