July 2: If you’re looking to be enlightened, you can’t be hesitant to turn away from the darkness.

July 3: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffet

July 4: “Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” – Peter Marshall

July 5: “Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way.”- Unknown

July 6: “You can’t be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with, yourself.”- Unknown

July 7: “If your presence doesn’t make an impact, your absence won’t make a difference.”- Unknown

July 8: “Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be grateful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.”- Unknown

July 9: “We spend a lot of time chasing after things we could have caught just standing still.” -Mignon McLaughlin

July 10: “Be more concerned with  your character than your reputation because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” -James Wooden

July 11: “There’s only two options: make progress or excuses.” -Unknown

July 12: Life is not about avoiding bad things.  In doing so, you limit your opportunities to do good.  Therefore, your life accounts for space in time, never leaving a single mark on a life.

July 13: “I think it’s naive to pray for world peace if we’re not going to change the form in which we live.” -Godfrey Reggio

July 14: The people we surround ourselves with are a reflection of who we are or who we wish to be.

July 15: “Self-acceptance leads to success, not the other way around.” -Deepak Chopra

July 16: “You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself.” -Marcus Cicero

July 17: “Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken action.  If you haven’t taken action, you haven’t truly decided.” -Unknown

July 18: “God always teaches us patience when we do not have time for the lesson.” -Unknown

July 19: Don’t let anyone convince you that the strides you’ve made are insignificant. Only you know how far you’ve come.  They only see how far you have to go.

July 20:  Share your blessings, but don’t give them away.

July 21: “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 22: “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” -Mother Theresa

July 23: “How can we change the world when we judge what we’ve been sent to help heal?” -Mastin Kipp

July 24: “Our emotion will not sustain our devotion.” -Perry Noble

July 25: “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” -Newt Gingrich

July 26: “If you’re living right, things won’t always go as planned.” -Mastin Kipp

July 27: “God’s delays are not God’s denials.” -Unknown

July 28: “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” -Unknown

July 29: “You aren’t being punished, you’re being taught.” -Mastin Kipp

July 30: “We must let go of the life we planned so as to have the life God has waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell

July 31: Wouldn’t it be nice to be as happy as we pretend to be? Maybe if we can if we put more effort into enjoying our lives than convincing the world of it.  True happiness is not a theory.