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I found I was having a hard time coming up with something encouraging to say; beyond, "You can do it!"  So I went searching for some encouraging words, phrases, or quotes.  Feel free to add &/or share.  :)



“There are 3 kinds of people, those who watch what happens, those who MAKE things happen, and those who wonder what the **** just happened!"


Do your best and let God do the rest.


 "Mail call is like the ice-cream truck just arrived at the park on a very hot day"


"Each day that you awaken at boot camp, you are one step closer to your goal!"


"You are a role model to many back home who love and admire you."  


"Tough times never last, tough people do."



"The only failure which lacks dignity is the failure to try."  ~ Malcolm F. MacNeil


"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."  ~ Vince Lombardi


"Wars are not won by evacuations."  ~ Winston Churchill


"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


"We will either find a way, or make one."  ~ Hannibal


" I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.  "  ~ Unknown Author


"You can if you think you can."  ~ George Reeves


"Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. "  ~ Unknown


"Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success. "   ~ Henry Ford


"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. "

~ Michael Jordan


"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. "  ~ Vince Lombardi


"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."  ~ Helen Keller


"The ratio of We's to I's is the best indicator of the development of a team. "

~ Lewis B. Ergen


"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. "  ~ Kenyan Proverb


"Success doesn't come to you... you go to it. "  ~ Marva Collins


"No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success."  ~ Dale Carnegie


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. - Colin Powell

"Well I won't back down; No I won't back down; You can stand me up at the gates of hell; But I won't back down" - Tom Petty


"Don't let your obstacles determine where you go in life."  


Once You Are Moving In The Direction of YOUR Goals...Nothing Will Be Able to STOP YOU!


The mighty oak was once a little nut the stood it's ground.


“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”   Author Unknown

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This is AWESOME!!!! Thank you!!
fabulous! I love it! I will certainly try to contribute!!!
Thank you for the great pick me ups! Positive power of suggestion goes a long way and yes, our recruits need the words of encouragement to keep coming in correspondence.
Thank you so much for this. I printed the page so when my son leaves for BC I can add these to his letters. Thanks again!
This is great! I've been looking for some good ones. Thanks:-)
These are really great!!!
Thanks so much! I too was having trouble with what to say besides "you can do it"!
Thank you, I'm SO glad I'm not alone. Thanks everyone. I'm so glad you like them & can use them. :)
These are great and can be used also when A or C school gets tough. I will be adding these to emails to my daughter. Thanks again.


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