In choosing the February Words of Encouragement, it would have been pretty predictable to do love quotes to honor Valentines Day, but with the uncertainty and chaos within this nation at this time, and in honor of our Presidents past, it made more sense to use quotes from different Presidents, that we can apply to relationships.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest form of appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy
The takeaway is basically actions speak louder than words. Show people how much you appreciate them. As you express gratitude you will feel more grateful, and everyone benefits.
Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination. -Dwight D. Eisenhower
This quote is good to remember as it applies to your larger goals. Set for yourself smaller goals that lead to your larger goals, and you will have an appreciation for the whole journey.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. -Winston Churchill
We are all experiencing this difficult time together, and the unrest in the country is proving to compile the difficulties that Americans feel. Once we all pull out of this, we will have learned some lessons along the way, and hopefully it will make us all stronger.
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together in the same world at peace. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Why don’t we recognize that we are all one race? We are the HUMAN race. Perhaps if we all seen it this way, we would treat one another with more kindness and courtesy.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are leading. -John Quincy Adams
Let us all inspire one another to reach our goals, and our dreams. If we can inspire one another we can appreciate that journey, and with whom we share our journey with.
Right reason is stronger than force. -James Garfield
Why do we do the things we do? If you have passion behind your decision to do something, your drive to accomplish it will help carry you through difficult bumps in the road.
The object of love is to serve, not to win. -Woodrow Wilson
When in a disagreement, perhaps instead of raising voices you can recite this in your mind. Then listen to what the other person is saying, rather than waiting to respond to it.
We are never defeated unless we give up on God. -Ronald Reagan
As long as we give precedence to how we serve God, and work toward everlasting life, we will treat others the way we want to be treated. Loving God and loving thy neighbor. Without that mindset it would be utter chaos.
Try and fail, but don’t fail to try. -John Quincy Adams
We learn from our mistakes, and we will all fail at least a few times in our lives, but it is important not to give up. Keep trying, and you will eventually reach your goal.
Believe you can, and you’re halfway there. -Theodore Roosevelt
Create a vivid vision for where you want to be. If you can picture where you want to be, it will make your goals more real. Accomplishing them will seem more attainable.
I hope the February words of encouragement will inspire you to be kind and considerate to one another, and visualize how you want your future environment to look.