National Day of Encouragement is marked annually on Sept. 12 to  uplift and inspire people around us.

This day is all about being positive. The date was chosen to honor those who motivated the people of the United States after the tragic 9/11 attacks in 2001. Mayor Belinda LaForce of Searcy, Arkansas, made the first proclamation for Day of Encouragement on Aug.  22, 2007, according to the National Day Calendar.

Here are some quotes, courtesy Good Reads, to share with everyone to uplift them.

1. “There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.
But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” ― Paulo Coelho

2. “Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.” ― Richard Bach

3. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” ― Stephen R. Covey

5. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.” ― Ed Sheeran

6. “You can get a thousand no's from people, and only one "yes" from God.” ― Tyler Perry

7. “Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...” ― Robert Fulghum

8. “Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

9. “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

10. “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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