Words can hurt. Long after they are spoken, they can leave an imprint on our soul and change who we are. The good news is that we have the opportunity to change the things that we believe about ourselves. We can use the same tool that was used to hurt, to rebuild ourselves and reignite our souls. By filling our minds and hearts with truth, with words of encouragement and inspiration, we change our focus. When we change our focus, we have the power to change our lives. As you watch this slideshow, think of what quotes have inspired you, what words you treasure, and the people that they came from. Pick a favorite and hang it somewhere that you will see it everyday. Better yet, memorize and repeat it to yourself often. Even if, at first, you don’t believe it about yourself, the very repetition of the words will impact your life. Try it! What do you have to lose?