Smiling Through…

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I don’t think there’s anything I will change if i’m asked to change anything right now, not even any of my mistakes. We need to fall to be able to rise again but then falling isn’t always pleasurable. It takes courage to stand after a fall. Learning to give thank to God after any fall makes the difference. Nothing is a mistake, every end leads to a new start.
There were a lot of times I stumbled, crashed and just didn’t want to go on. There were also times that i was convinced that everything is over but some how I found the strength to go on. I am grateful for the sun because it made me appreciate the rain. I am grateful for every season of abundance because it made me appreciate the times I had nothing. I am grateful for the wrong ones for they made me appreciate the wrong ones.
I am grateful for the pain and everything that made me break because they made me realize how strong i am. Right now I am filled with so much love and no bitterness. No regrets either. I am grateful for the friends in my life right now, their undying love and support has always held me together.

The first step to getting what you want is to be courageous enough to get rid of what you don’t want. Learning to smile through anything can be the hardest thing to do but it surely lightens the burdens and weights. I may not know where I am going to what or what lies ahead of me but I am on my way and I am smiling through it all.

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26 Responses

  1. AdriannaJ
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    Absolutely love this! Makes me think about how the Bible tells us ALL things work together for our good! The good, bad, ugly, painful…all of it works out for our God when we love amd trust God! Keep smiling girl, and I plan to do the same 💜!

    • Whitneyibeblog
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      😁😁😁😁 that’s how big my smile is right now. Would love to see yours. God bless you

  2. fafews
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    I like how you’re very practical and vulnerable with God. Too intimate

  3. fafews
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    I like how you’re very practical and vulnerable with God. Too intimate

    • Whitneyibeblog
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      Thanks a lot dear. Not there yet but I am not where I used to be with Him. Your words are really kind.

      • fafews
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        We all have left but haven’t arrived

  4. annjekins
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    Get rid of what you don’t want.. was the hardest and best thing I ever did.. I still have a lil fear that I may fall back.. but I pray with everything in me that I never go back.. I throughly enjoyed this .. Thank you..

    • Whitneyibeblog
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      You are most welcome. My prayers are with you that you don’t fall back. You are more than the mistakes and pieces you left behind. Keep moving forward.

      • annjekins
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        Thank you so much.. I really needed these words of encouragement.. Stay strong sweetie..

        • Whitneyibeblog
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          I will dear and thank you for dropping and for your kind words.

  5. boundlessblessingsblog
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    Wonderful read, Whitney.

  6. Abhinnshyam Tiwari
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    https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsI always said to smile it through. Maybe you’re the few of them to understand

  7. kawsreflections
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    Beautiful Whitney. I needed this more than you know. I am starting a new week at my new job and I really needed this. Thank you so much for the encouragement. Have a great day this beautiful Sunday morning!

    • Whitneyibeblog
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      Awwww, nothing gladdens the heart than knowing you just made someone’s day. You just made my day. Have a great day.

  8. Goodvibesfromkraso
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    https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsSpechless😍😍😍😍😍

  9. vincenza63
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    Thanks a lot for your post!
    I need to get rid of my boyfriend forever. He’s of no good to me.

    • Whitneyibeblog
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      Awwww, I am really sorry to hear that. It’s your life, your mistakes, nobody else, so never let other tell you wrong from right, or wrong from your heart. Within every problem is an opportunity. Don’t give up especially on love! Remember my dear somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer. Don’t give up hope. Take care now.

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