When you face discouragement, you can do one of two things, and the one you choose will color your perspective. You can look at others to place the blame, or you can look at yourself to discover your opportunities. The choice is yours.
God will not be absent when His people are on trial; he will stand in court as their advocate, to plead on their behalf.
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. ... If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive. ... If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident. ... If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love.
Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Each day is a new life. Each moment is really a new life. What we call memories are really present thoughts. What we call anticipations are really present thoughts. No one has ever lived in any moment except the present.
Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Through waves and clouds and storms His power will clear your way; Wait for his time; the darkest night Shall end in brightest day.
Failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.
The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement.
Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that!
When we speak of knowing God, it must be understood with reference to man's limited powers of comprehension. God, as He really is, is far beyond man's imagination, let alone understanding. God has revealed only so much of Himself as our minds can conceive and the weakness of our nature can bear.
Encouragement is awesome. Think about it. It has the capacity to lift a man's or a woman's shoulders. To breathe fresh air into the fading embers of a smoldering dream. To actually change the course of another human being's day, week, or life.
Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself ... nothing is impossible!
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
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