Seldom is our influence on others more significant than how we react to disappointment in our life. Disappointment has a way of bringing out the true nature of a person. How we handle disappointment is seen by others and leaves an impression on them they do not forget.
Every day, you must carry with you the tools to succeed. Those tools are innovative thinking, a willingness to learn, and a positive attitude. With these tools, you are expanding your thinking and absorbing as much knowledge as possible while maintaining an optimistic outlook.
What if there was a mirror that reflected what’s in your heart rather than an image in the mirror. We often try to hide things in our heart that others never know. Thinking about the reflection you’d see, would your heart be one of love or one of confusion?
As a Christian, it’s a bit contradictory to hit people over the head with your Bible when you talk about God’s love. Maybe it would be more effective if we figuratively showed them how to stand on the Bible to help them see a happier life.
We all have clouds in our life. These clouds are the problems, annoyances, and nuisances that we have no controls over. It’s easy to let these clouds hide the sunshine in our lives. Try to look through the clouds and enjoy the sunshine that shines above them.
Most of the things that guide us happen early in life. As we get older, those things may become challenged or blurred. Whether you change at that point or not, be careful what controls your life doesn’t make you less loving, compassionate, or forget where you came from.
A memory is the capturing of a moment in our life that touched our heart, changed our lives, or brought us closer to those we love. It’s sometimes all we have left when all that’s left is us.
Owners Tracey Bommarito and Sue McCall met each other several years ago and bonded working on Santa shops, art projects, and later on, Sweet Repeats (Tracey’s twice a year children’s consignment shop). It was during the preparations for Sweet Repeats that they visualized the top floor of the old Gass building in historic downtown Dandridge as a shop where they would carry only items handmade or repurposed in Tennessee and occasionally, the surrounding states. A one stop shop for one of a kind items you won’t find anywhere else!
Getting mad about something just to prove a point only creates more problems that you’ll have to apologize for later. It’s hard enough sometimes to explain why you’re mad, but just to prove a point is impossible to justify to anyone.
In life, every great success begins with a challenge. Don’t be dissuaded by the difficulty of something or the amount of time it will take to accomplish it. Perseverance and determination are the two strong legs that every great success stands on.
A smart person can tell you how something works. An intelligent person can tell you why it works. But, an experienced person can tell you if it will work. When you’re looking to get the best answer to what to do, go with the person who's doing the job now.
I believe there will be sunshine following the rain that falls upon me. I believe there will be calmness following the strongest winds in my life. And, I believe I’m loved even when I feel unlovable. I know all of this because I believe in the One that does it all.
Like a drive down a sunny country road, life takes us through moments of sunshine and dark shadows. Like this road, we never know what may be around the next bend. Don’t fear what life may have waiting for you. Rejoice in the sunshine today and deal with the rain tomorrow.
Some of our greatest rewards in life are not the wealth we accumulated or the positions we ascended to. They’re the times we chose to love others unconditionally, to bring joy to their life, and to make memories that will keep them in our heart forever.
In life, it’s not the physical touches that we remember the longest. It’s the things that touch our heart. What touches our skin slowly fade away, but what touches our heart may live forever. Every embrace brings us joy, but those things that touch our heart often bring us, love.
Negativity breeds positive thinking. People who are too negative make others positive they don't want to be around them. Don’t let your negativity produce a positive feeling in those around you.
One of the greatest motivations a person can have is to know they are appreciated. When you're appreciated, your heart and mind are free to dream.
Though we cannot always choose what will control our lives, those things we surround ourselves with have an impact. If we surround ourselves with happiness and joy or hate and ugliness, one will be stored away and leak out into our life. We emulate what we most see in life.
The collective efforts of many hearts help God place miracles in our life. One person says something that touches our heart, another helps reinforce our faith, and another shows us love we desperately need. All these acts of grace prepare us to see God’s miracles in our life.
For some people, the truth is hidden behind an unwillingness to accept it. Most people who know you, love you. They have nothing but your best interest in mind when they say things to you. Don’t let your pride or stubbornness keep you from hearing the truth.