JANUARY 2000 - JUNE 2000

June 30, 2000
" May you live all the days of your life."
--- Jonathan Swift --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky
June 30, 2000
" Life is like math.
It's very simple.
It only gets complicated
If you think about it too much."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jonathan Boland
June 28, 2000
" There are some things that we never want to let go of,
People we never want to leave behind.
But keep in mind that letting go isn't the end of the world,
It's the beginning of new life."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Serene --- Malaysia
June 28, 2000
" Your heart, your brain, the blood coursing thru your veins
That's what keeps you alive.
Your tortured soul, the need to love and be loved,
The ability to FEEL the ecstasy and the pain,
That's how you know you are LIVING!"
--- Copyright © 1999 Stacey Charter
June 26, 2000
" Life flows on within you and without you."
--- George Harrison --- Submitted by Daniel Greene --- Florida
June 26, 2000
" Life is a poem that doesn't always rhyme."
--- Copyright © 2000 George A. Campos
June 26, 2000
" How can you have a beautiful ending
Without making beautiful mistakes?"
--- Found in a fortune cookie --- Submitted by Lisa Preziosi --- New York
June 23, 2000
I wish for you...

Comfort on difficult days
Smiles when sadness intrudes
Rainbows to follow the clouds
Laughter to kiss your lips
Sunsets to warm your heart
Gentle hugs when your spirits sag
Friendships to brighten your being
Beauty for your eyes to see
Confidence for when you're in doubt
Faith so that you can believe
Courage to know yourself
Patience to accept the truth
And love to complete your life.
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jennifer Prugh --- Pennsylvania
June 23, 2000
" Happiness is a POSITIVE cash flow!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by David W. --- Utah

June 23, 2000
" A true friend is the one who shares our happiness and doubles our joy."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Swapna Varghese --- Gujarath, India
June 21, 2000
" Our reach must exceed our grasp."
--- Oswald Chambers --- Submitted by J. Escobar --- Texas
June 21, 2000
" Success comes in cans.
Failure in cannots!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by H. Gerber --- Western Cape, South Africa
June 19, 2000
" The impossible only takes a little longer to achieve."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Meagan C. --- New South Wales, Australia
June 19, 2000

Some only dream of flying
They say you need wings to fly
I say, I have wings
But they can't hear me
I am already there
And the wind is screaming words with me
But I am not dreaming
They say I wish I had wings
I say, you do have wings
The question is:
--- Piper Loyd, Nike --- Submitted by K.L. --- New Jersey
June 16, 2000
" Keep it in a simple way, as you also have to go through it,
Even if you think it is a harder way."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by WCK --- Sarawak, Malaysia
June 16, 2000
" You can do it!
Just put one foot in front of the other
And MAKE yourself move forward!"
--- Justin Klarer --- Sent in by Michele M., Age 15 --- Missouri
June 14, 2000
" You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out,
But you have to suit up for all of them."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mark --- South Carolina
June 14, 2000
" You may beat me once,
But I've got you in the long run."
--- Copyright © 2000 Craig Pedersen
June 12, 2000
" A man may fail many times,
But he isn't a failure
Until he begins to blame someone else."
--- Knox Manning --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
June 12, 2000
" In life two things stand like stone;
Kindness in another's troubles,
Courage in your own."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sharon Pires --- India
June 9, 2000
" Each day has its own problems, so be ready."
--- Copyright © 1999 Thulani Tshabalala --- Gauteng, South Africa
June 9, 2000
" We lead two lives;
The one that's given to us,
And the one we make."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Adam B., --- Missouri
June 7, 2000
" Greatness doesn't come easy!!"
--- Copyright © 2000 Dean Piazza --- SNW, Australia
June 7, 2000
" The outcome to all of life endeavors is almost always negative,
If we do not try."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jim Heck --- Tennessee
June 5, 2000
" Your past is not your future!!
You can't change the past,
You can only learn from it.
So F.I.D.O.---- Forget it and drive on!!!!"
--- Copyright © 2000 Tim Gillette --- California
June 5, 2000
" Live life as a giant.
Be strong and bold but remember
A giant can never reach a butterfly."
--- C.D. --- Minnesota
June 2, 2000
" When we begin to help ourselves first, though selfish it may feel, then we can begin to help others. We must first try to heal ourselves in order to realize that we are much stronger than we give ourselves credit for. It is only when we lose part of ourselves it is that we realize what we had. And then sometimes it is too late but that teaches us not to dwell on the past rather to learn from the situation and not have any regrets. Although many say "think with your head and not the heart", I choose to not listen and just follow my heart. That way no matter what the outcome I know I was true to myself, the other and the situation."
--- Copyright © 2000 Wendy Correa
June 2, 2000
" Good relationships balance over time. This means that at any particular point in time, the relationship may appear quite unbalanced: One partner may be more nurturing; one may be more needy; one may be providing all the financial support, etc. But if both partners are loving, understanding, giving, dedicated and flexible, then the relationship can handle all kinds of ups and downs, and still be strong, exciting and, yes, romantic. The best relationships are well balanced. Not a delicate balance; not a static balance- but a dynamic ever-changing balance."
--- Gregory J.P. Godek --- Submitted by Brenda Algarin --- Connecticut
May 31, 2000
" Avoid competency traps.
Do not stay only where you are good at things,
Go out and be challenged."
--- Andrew Creighton (Soc. Prof., UC Berkeley) --- Submitted by Jerry C. --- California
May 31, 2000
" It is better to fail trying, than failing to try."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alex Maclay --- Manchester, United Kingdom
May 29, 2000
" I don't care how hard it gets... I'm never giving up!"
--- Aramis Xadeen'e
May 29, 2000
" Life is about knowing the world,
Knowing what you want
And then using what you know about the world
To get what you want."
--- Copyright © 1994 S.Mann --- Leicester, United Kingdom
May 26, 2000
" It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
Nor the most intelligent,
But the most responsive to change."
--- Charles Darwin --- Sent in by Rob Darringer --- Indiana
May 26, 2000
" You can attract more bees with honey than with vinegar.
You can, also, attract more people with kindness than with meanness.
Strive to be sweet, kind and attractive."
--- Copyright © 1990 Howard N. Lee --- North Carolina
May 24, 2000
" Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today: you can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood.

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life.

I choose the positive side of life. Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or a bad mood. The bottom line: it's your choice how you live life."
--- From one of Harvey Mackay's books
--- Submitted by Ravi Yellajosula --- Kentucky

May 24, 2000
" Never underestimate a man's performance.
He maybe weak on this matter,
But excel on the other,
For no one among us is perfect.
Instead, learn how to appreciate his best
And encourage him to work hard for the rest."
--- Copyright © 2000 Tuesday Dy --- Philippines
May 22, 2000
" The only things we keep permanently are those we give away."
--- Waite Phillips --- Submitted by Brock O. --- New Mexico
May 22, 2000
" When we look at statue of someone great we think they've got something we don't. We are trained to think that only a tiny percentage of us have the stuff it takes to be a hero. Not many of us will cure any diseases or slay any dragons, but every single one of us, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US, is called to be a king, a queen, a hero in our ordinary lives. We don't build statues to worship the exceptional life, we build them to remind ourselves what is possible in our own."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Becky Davis --- New Jersey
May 19, 2000
" I saw a couple walking down the street hand in hand,
I asked him where is thy home?
Pointing to his wife said wherever she is!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mark L. --- Pennsylvania
May 19, 2000
" My mother said to me,
'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general;
if you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope.'
Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."
--- Pablo Picasso --- Submitted by Michael Iritz --- California
May 17, 2000
" If the heart is full of love, there is no room for hate."
--- Copyright © 2000 Eddie Dixon --- Kentucky
May 15, 2000
" It is our ethnic and cultural diversity;
Our differences in language, customs, and beliefs
That provide the strength, resiliency, and creativity of our species."
--- Octavio Paz --- Sent in by Kristen Hogan --- Canada
May 12, 2000
" Life is crazy, it changes everyday.
So if something doesn't go exactly your way,
Don't worry everything will be ok."
--- Ashley --- Alabama
May 10, 2000
" Be a Rose, live like a rose,
Breed pride, fragrance and happiness while alive,
Be youthful & young all your life,
Even if you had to quit while still young,
Be an ornament, add beauty, fragrance , glamour
And meaning to others life."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia
May 8, 2000
" Play hard, do your best, give it all you have
You will always be the winner."
--- 'Coach' --- Sent in by Mark --- South Carolina
May 5, 2000
" Cherish your vision;
Cherish your ideals;
Cherish the music that stirs in your heart,
The beauty that forms in your mind,
The loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts.
If you remain true to them,
Your world will at last be built."
--- James Allen --- Sent in by Avianna
May 1, 2000
" Success is not to be pursued;
It is to be attracted by the person you become."
--- Jim Rohn --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky
April 28, 2000
" The history of progress is people challenging assumptions."
--- Orville & Wilbur Wright --- Sent in by Brian McKay --- Canada
April 26, 2000
" What we do in life echoes in eternity."
--- From the movie 'Gladiator' --- Sent in by Wes Wright --- Texas
April 24, 2000
" People say that what we're all seeking is the meaning of life...
I think that what we're really seeking is the experience of being alive."
--- Rudyard Kipling --- Sent in by Tamara Robinson --- Canada
April 21, 2000
" Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man
That he should share the passion and action of the time,
At peril of being judged not to have lived."
--- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-94) --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky
April 19, 2000
" The moment you have in your heart
This extraordinary thing called love
And feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it,
You will discover that for you the world is transformed."
--- Krishnamurti --- Sent in by Tamara Robinson --- Canada
April 17, 2000
" Heroes are people who do what has to be done,
Regardless of the consequence."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Laura Kroft --- New York
April 14, 2000
" Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."
--- Raymond Lindquist --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
April 12, 2000
" Friendship is like an empty glass
It fills with love & shares to others
Once it broken, cannot be rejoined."
--- Shaijan P.T. --- Kerala, India
April 10, 2000
" The most delightful surprise in life
Is to suddenly recognize your own worth."
--- Maxwell Maltz (1899 - 1975) Surgeon and Writer
--- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia

April 7, 2000
" What is worse than having no sight,
Is being able to see but having no vision."
--- Helen Keller --- Sent in by Ken Purdy --- Nova Scotia, Canada
April 3, 2000
" Embrace hard things and your mind will blossom."
--- Japanese proverb --- Sent in by Eni Keszthelyi --- Ontario, Canada
March 31, 2000
" A true friend is one who will walk thru the door
While the others are running out."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Chuck Beal --- Ohio
March 29, 2000
" Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those who have stuck by you."
--- An Irish Blessing --- Sent in by Brian J. McKay --- Manitoba, Canada
March 27, 2000
" Take care of your thoughts,
Then, actions will take care of themselves.
You sow an action and reap a tendency.
You sow a tendency and reap a habit.
You sow your habit and reap your character.
You sow your character and reap your destiny.
Therefore, destiny is in your hands."
--- Sathya Sai Baba --- Sent in by Michael & Lisa
March 24, 2000
" Square your shoulders to the world
Its easy to give in
Lift your head a little higher
You were meant to win
Grit your teeth, but smile, don't frown
We all must bear our bit
It's not the load that weighs us down
But the way we carry it "
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sharon Pires --- India
March 22, 2000
" Life leads us to many roads
All of which we can take."
--- Copyright © 1982 E. Thomas Michlich
March 20, 2000
" I have never lost at anything.
It's just sometimes I am down in points when the clock runs out."
--- Vince Lombardi --- Sent in by Beau --- Ohio
March 17, 2000
" If you are sailing in the middle of the ocean,
If you lose your ship, your mariner's compass,
Even if you lose sight of the pole star,
You will not drown, but will reach the shore
And explore new frontiers and horizons
Only if have not lost your will."
--- Copyright © 2000 Ashish Singh --- Maharashtra, India
March 15, 2000
" This is our purpose:

to make as meaningful as possible
this life that has been bestowed upon us;

to live in such a way
that we may be proud of ourselves;

to act in such a way
that some part of us lives on."
--- Oswald Spengler (1880 - 1936) Philosopher --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia
March 13, 2000
" Most look up and admire the stars;
A champion climbs a mountain and grabs one."
--- H.Jackson Brown, Jr. --- Sent in by Trisha Valenti
March 10, 2000
" It took me a long time to learn that the relationship between hard work and success is NOT direct. If you work hard, you'll be successful; that is not the case. The relationship is: If you don't work hard, then you can't be successful."
--- Taken from the TV movie "Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story" - Jim Valvano
--- Submitted by Jimmy --- Washington, D.C.

March 8, 2000
" Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route."
--- Albert Camus (1913-60) --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky
March 6, 2000
" Kisses are like tears.
The only real ones are the ones you can't hold back."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Mandi Soltane --- Exeter, UK
March 3, 2000
" You say you love me, yes I believe you
I said I love you, yes, this is true.

My love asks for nothing...
...Just for you to keep smiling.

I shan't ask you to get the moon for me,
Or even the stars, because, you see...
You really are enough for me.

My love is as boundless as the sea,
Stronger than the torrents of its heavy waves...
...And at times more peaceful than doves on eaves."
--- Sent in by Meng for Chad
March 1, 2000
" Live all you can. The right time is anytime."
--- Thoreau --- Sent in by Eni Keszthelyi --- Ontario, Canada
February 28, 2000
" Life is life driving a car.
If you keep looking behind you,
Sooner or later, you will crash."
--- Copyright © 1999 Lyn Roos --- Ohio
February 25, 2000
" Don't forget your past. It was put there for a reason."
--- Dana Cantor --- Massachusetts
February 23, 2000
" You only get one chance
To turn a moment into the memory of a lifetime."
--- Bill Serb --- Minnesota
February 21, 2000
" When your desires are strong enough,
you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve."
--- Napoleon Hill --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
February 18, 2000
" My life would be perfect if I were a bonsai tree:
Unique beauty and an unmatched aura surrounding me."
--- Tyler Riddle --- Oklahoma
February 16, 2000
" Let the truth be held from no one,
Let no one hide from the truth."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jacqui James --- Kent, England
February 14, 2000
" It is impossible to love someone, if you don't love yourself."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Greg Kowaleski Jr --- Alaska
February 11, 2000
" Is it raining outside?
Put on your boots and splash in the puddles."
--- Andy Hill --- Oregon
February 9, 2000
" Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
Ask yourself what makes you come alive
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
--- Harold Whitman --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
February 7, 2000
Believe, You Can Do It

Never say, "I'm beaten,"
For better or for worse.
Never say, "I'm defeated,"
Or you'll never quench your thirst.

No one's ever perfect,
Losing is in style.
So accept your defeat acquiescently,
And take it with a smile.

Never give up, never look back,
Be always on your feet.
Just say, " I must, I can and I will,"
And success will be your treat.

In life there are many chances,
It's always on the run.
So keep on moving, hoping and trying,
Until one day, you know you've won.
--- Copyright © 1999 Anthony A. Rego --- Ontario, Canada
February 4, 2000
" A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,
Making everything in it's vicinity freshen into smiles."
--- Washington Irving --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky
February 2, 2000
" A friend is one
To whom one may pour
Out all the contents of one's heart,
Chaff and grain together
Knowing that the
Gentlest of hands
Will take and sift it,
Keep what is worth keeping
And with a breath of kindness
Blow the rest away."
--- Arabian Proverb --- Submitted by Deborah McGarrah
January 31, 2000
" The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And although it has many stumbling blocks along the way and may go in more than one direction, it is marked with faith.

It is traveled by belief in you and others but requires courage, persistence and hard work. It is conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances, to fail and try again and again.

Along the way, you may have to confront doubts, setbacks, and unfairness. But when the path comes to an end, you will find that there is no greater joy than making your dream come true."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Lisa Giglio --- Illinois
January 28, 2000
" Need not worry about your reputation,
For your reputation is merely what people think of you,
While your character is who you are.
Your actions speak so loudly that I can't hear what you say."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Calvin May --- California
January 26, 2000
" Much of our successes and disappointments in life center on our attitude,
Whether we think we can achieve something, or we think we can't.
Therefore, let's reach for the stars and travel to new places;
In our minds and hearts - growing, changing,
And making a positive contribution to society and to other people's lives!"
--- Copyright © 2000 --- Kirk Scherz --- Washington
January 21, 2000
" No matter what the weather is like, let your mood be all right."
--- K.N. --- Turkey
January 19, 2000
" You can buy a person's time; you can buy his physical presence in a given place; you can even buy a measured number of his skilled muscular motions per hour. But you cannot buy enthusiasm. You cannot buy initiative. You cannot buy devotion of hearts, minds and souls. You have to earn those things."
--- Clarence Francis --- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia
January 17, 2000
" I may never see tomorrow
There's no written guarantee
And things that happened yesterday,
Belong to history.

I cannot change the future,
I cannot change the past,
I have just the present moment,
I must treat it as my last.

I must use this moment wisely,
For it soon will pass away
And be lost to me forever,
As part of yesterday.

I must exercise compassion,
Help the fallen to their feet,
Be a friend unto the friendless,
Make an empty life complete.

The unkind things I do today
May never be undone,
And friendships that I fail to win,
May never more be won.

I may not have another chance.
On bended knee to pray.
And thank God with humble heart
For giving me this day."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by D.G. --- Texas
January 14, 2000
" Pride is focused on our painful pasts,
While forgiveness is focused on our fruitful futures."
--- Copyright © Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky
January 12, 2000
" Worry is like fear.
It is an emotion without substance,
Debilitating it's victim to the point of death.
Worrying is futile."
--- Copyright © 1999 Trevor Carter --- Virginia
January 10, 2000
" You are what you do and just as importantly, what you do not do."
--- Copyright © 1999 Brian Roscher --- New Jersey
January 7, 2000
" You cannot reach your goals unless you first stretch your imagination."
--- Copyright © 1999 Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky
January 5, 2000
" Your ship can be powered by the winds of chance
Or the steam of planning."
--- Copyright © 1999 Jack Franklin --- Tennessee
January 3, 2000
" The ones who miss all the fun
Are those who say, "It can't be done."
In solemn pride they stand aloof
And greet each venture with reproof.
Had they the power they'd efface
The history of the human race.
We'd have no radio or motor cars,
No street lit by electric stars;
No telegraph nor telephone,
We'd linger in the age of stone.
The world would sleep if things were run
By those who say, 'It can't be done'."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia