LIFE doesn't always give us the joys we want.

We don't always get our hopes and dreams, and we don't always get our own way.

But don't give up hope, because you can make a difference -- one situation and one person at a time.

Look for the beauty around you -- in nature, in others, in yourself -- and believe in the love of friends, family and humankind.

You can find love in a smile or a helping hand, in a thoughtful gesture or a kind word. It is all around, if you just look for it.

Give love, for in giving it you will find the power in life along with the joy, happiness, patience, and understanding.

Believe in the goodness of others and remember that anger and depression can be countered by love and hope.

Even when you feel as though there isn't a lot you can do to change unhappiness or problems, you can always do a little -- and a little at a time eventually makes a big difference. Barbara Cage

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Keep on believing!

Keep believing that you have what it takes to make your dream a reality.

Keep thinking positive thoughts and know that you have the ability to do anything.

Find the encouragement inside yourself to know that you're worthwhile and distinct -- someone who deserves the very best there is.

Keep on trying.

Accept those things that you must, change the things that are worst, and learn to find security and peace within your heart, your strength and your self-assurance.

Keep on being the person that you are -- the one who gives those around you such a feeling of reassurance and hope.

Keep on believing, because you deserve the joy, peace, faith, hope, and love that you are seeking.

You deserve every fulfillment and satisfaction in everything you try.