Quote from Thomas Paine Reflection Has It's Own Benefits “I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.” — Thomas Paine Make your day GREAT. It’s up to you. Always has been. Always will be. You’re fully aware of this, right? By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.