Just Smile

Smile though your heart is aching

Smile even though its breaking

When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by

If you smile through you fear and sorrow

Smile and maybe tomorrow

You’ll see the sun come shining through for you…

You’re so close my friend. It’s hard right now I know. Each day bleeds into the next and you wonder when things will go your way. People misunderstand you, the paycheck doesn’t cover the bills, the hard work you put in doesn’t get noticed. Remember why you started this journey. Keep it close to your heart and cherish each beautiful and difficult step along the way.

I think we spend so much time looking for the happy ending that we forget to be happy in the process. Smile when it is difficult and remember that there will be sunny days and there will be rainy days. You can’t always control what is happening around and to you but you can choose to be happy through it. Even if smiling feels fake or false it tricks your brain into believing there is a reason to be happy and trust me there always is.

Great trials and seeming defeats make a great story. Think about the stories of adventure you love and the people that inspire you. Those stories and those people didn’t become inspiring because nothing bad happened to them. They became inspiring because out of nothing came something great and the something great was birthed in the midst of extreme difficulty.

Keep joy in your heart, a smile on your face, and an encouraging word for all you meet.

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