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If you’ve read our post on the power of words then you’d already know, that what you say and hear can have an impact on your today and tomorrow. Whether it’s good or bad, it’s totally up to us to decide that. My bedroom is covered in quotes, it’s these quotes that lift me higher, simply because of the words and how they are phrased.

Here are some phrases that make a difference:

I trust you

Trust takes a long time to build. In the process of trusting we can get hurt, which can make it difficult for us to trust again. This is because we have the past waving it’s annoying hands in front of us, saying “remember me.” You understand what I mean.

When someone tells you they trust you, it doesn’t mean you have to trust them right back but it just tells you that you are at a stage in your relationship where from their point of view you are fully trustworthy. You embrace that trust and enforce it towards bringing your own wall down. It’s scary but sometimes it’s worth it. The trust they have in you goes a long way and it’s a huge thing whether it’s with a family, work, friendship. It matters.

“Trust is only gained when one person risks and doesn’t get harmed. It grows as both people increasingly risk and don’t get harmed in the process.” – Glen Williams

I believe in you

Believing in someone and trusting someone, two very important foundations for string lasting relationships. If someone believes in you, it means they are confident that you are able to do the things you set your mind and heart in. They will have your back through the good and bad times on your journey to successes. Sometimes you need that boost and you should accept it. They believe in you, so you need to believe in yourself. Sometimes when you don’t believe in yourself just hearing someone else does, is enough. You get that push, that support. Sometimes it can come from people we barely even knew. Any belief is good because it holds you up.

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” – Gail Devers

What is good today?

This is a question I came up with to ask my friends every day. This is a way of them taking a moment to dig deep within themselves and tell me something good about themselves whether it’s their features or personality or something they accomplished. You can easily ask yourself this question. We all know life doesn’t run smoothly but if you take a moment to say what is good, it shines a bit of light. The more positive we can be, the more we can spread it. Find what is good and embrace it for that day. Be grateful of it and remember it. You are lucky to have something good in your life. It can be something simple or big but it’s yours to hold.

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

Be yourself/Accept yourself

We are shifting into times where it’s okay to be who you are. Sure there are many bumps and hurdles to go but we are getting there. In order for you to be seen and do the things you want to do, it is by allowing yourself to be you. Accept YOU. If you don’t stay your true self then you will begin to fade and we don’t want that. Be yourself and stand proud of who you are. Do the same for others because it can be hard. The constant stereotypes and criticism. The more we scratch a line through it, the more comfortably we can live. Don’t we all just want to live in a place where we can be who we are. Sure may we clash? Do we have different views? Of course, we do but we can still be civilized. It may not seem like that sometimes but look deeper. Look how far we have come. Be yourself and embrace it!

“Be yourself. And every person is unique.”- Carlene Carter

Move forward

It’s so easy to get stuck in the past, but if we do we prevent ourselves from seeing the present and the future. It may have been good times before. Things may have been easier, funnier, lovelier but look at now, look to the future. What can be done to bring a similar feeling back again? I already know it’s not going to be the same and that’s why I said similar. There is something you just have to be willing to find it. If times were difficult in the past and that’s still on your mind preventing you to have a more positive future then we need to stop. Find a way to make it stop. Talk to someone, find techniques to express yourself, it can be through writing, singing, dancing. There is always something that can make us stronger. Our future matters and it’s relied on the decisions we make. Refuse to be held hostage by your past. Break free and move forward.

“Looking back isn’t going to help you. Moving forward is the thing you have to do.” – McKayla Maroney

Amani Henry

Amani Henry

Amani is a Photographer and Media Specialist. She has worked in London and Canada managing and leading teams within Film and Media. Amani has a passion for sharing positivity and expressing herself to help others. She often has people call her Gucci and Prada!

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