The quote on the graphic above is by Mark Twain.
The Test of Faith
The hardest test of life is the grueling test of faith. I just want to take this time to thank each and every person who continues to go on with a smile on your face (as much as possible), despite what situations life may present you with. It is very simple to get nowhere at all. All you have to do is simply give up. It is hard to stand back up when you’ve been pushed down. It is hard to believe in hope when sorrow and pain try so very hard to convince you it doesn’t exist. It is hard to love when life tells you, you have every reason to hate. It is hard to be happy and joyful when life reminds you every minute of every day of all the reasons you have to cry. People may tell you you’re foolish if you believe in hope. People may consider you weak when your heart is humble. Sometimes you may call yourself foolish, because it seems that all your faith and all your believing in hope has only made you an easier target for life’s misfortune. Your faith to stand again and not surrender to the grief life has given you places you among the strongest and most amazing heroes to ever grace this world. You are an inspiration to me. You have taught me what true strength is. Thank you.
And to the Friend who is at the end of their rope, you are not alone. Sorrow happens at some point in time to every single person. Life has its hard times, some of which are hard to understand, hard to survive, hard to move on from. Do not lose sight of hope. Despite all of the hard times you’ve gone through, despite all of the mistakes you’ve made, despite all of the things other people have said and done, despite the many times you’ve stumbled, despite all of the grief and heartache—you’re still standing. You’re still living. You have a purpose, and you have an opportunity to do great things in this world. It is hard at times, but it is the hard times in life that will teach us how to be strong and how to endure the toughest obstacles. Friend, you can make it and you will make it.
"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself." - Albert Einstein
“Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.”- Billy Graham
The song below is "Faith" By Jordin Sparks