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July Words of Encouragement

I hope that with these July Words of Encouragement, will inspire you to look at your freedom differently. So many people have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom. Let us try to honor that by making positive changes both in our own lives and in the lives of others. Show kindness, and acceptance, and when faced with someone who’s values don’t match your own. Simply give them a smile or a wave. There is no room for the hatred that has filled this great nation if we all make an effort to bring about positivity in all those people we come into contact with.

This photo is of a sunset over some hills, with clouds partially blocking the sun. With the quote No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will be better tomorrow. By Maya Angelou

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will be better tomorrow – Maya Angelou

Each day you start new. Don’t carry the baggage of yesterday into today.

In this photo is a caterpillar and it is reflecting a shadow of a butterfly with the quote. It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change. By Charles Darwin.

It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin.

Some of us were not built to adjust to change very well. You may need to step outside of your comfort zone in order to make the necessary changes that will project your life into the right direction.

This photo is of a beautiful blue butterfly with black and white details. It is sitting on the leaf of a plant, and the quote. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. By Maya Angelou

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. -Maya Angelou

Change is necessary to personal development. Take the uncomfortable action to bring about positive change in yourself, and you will not regret it.

This picture is of an open window from a coastal home overlooking the ocean. In the open window we have the quote. Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. By Herbert Hoover.

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. -Herbert Hoover.

Sometimes we take for granted that we have the freedom of choice. You can choose how you use your freedoms. Choose to Do Only Good Every Day!

In this photo we have a stack of river rocks that are starting to tip over, and a feather standing up holding the rocks from falling with the quote: You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Quote by Maya Angelou

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. -Maya Angelou.

Sometimes life isn’t fair, and we get knocked down a peg, but just because you have hit a rough patch doesn’t mean you have to stay there. Many times people are not going to remember what happened to you, but they will remember your strength, dignity, and grace in how you have handled those situations.

This picture is of a man standing on a dock looking out at the water. The quote is A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes. Quote by Mahatma Gandhi.

A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes. -Mahatma Gandhi

Our minds are so unique, and if we can program them to achieve what we want and need, they will work towards those goals even when our body is resting. If you are thinking negative thoughts all day, it programs your mind that negative things consume you. If you are a positive person, and you try to put yourself in a positive and peaceful place, and your mind will help you achieve that sense of mind.

In the truest sense freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. -Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Freedom isn’t free. I think we are all aware of the sacrifices that have been made for us to maintain our freedom. So how can we honor those people who sacrificed so much? We can choose to use our freedom to do good, and to come together to make positive changes.

This picture is of 2 white teddy bears hugging and the quote says Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values by the Dalai Lama

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. – Dalai Lama

Maintain your core values while approaching changes, unless your values themselves need changing.

This is a rainbow over a field, and the quote says Try to be a Rainbow in someone's cloud by Maya Angelou

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. -Maya Angelou

No matter what kind of day you are having, you can always smile at a stranger, or hold a door for someone. Simple kind actions can have such a positive effect on someone’s day. So try to be that for someone every day.

This quote from Socrates is placed over an image of a beach with the ending of a sunset reflecting on the water. The quote is: The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. -Socrates.

Looking backwards is not productive. Just look at what your goals are, and try to move the dial towards where you want to be. Don’t look backwards because you aren’t going that way anyway.

I hope that the July Words of Encouragement will help you look at your freedom. Your freedom to choose the future you want to have, and take the uncomfortable actions to make positive changes in your life so that you can achieve those goals.

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