JULY 2010

July 28, 2010
" And at the end of the day, you either focus on what's tearing you apart or what's holding you together."
Written in 2010 by Brittany C., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
July 28, 2010
" Planning a future depends on knowing where you are coming from. The sooner you know yourself is the sooner you will be more determined to achieve more things in life."
Ladybear --- Submitted by Hlengiwe N., Age 16 --- South Africa
July 28, 2010
" Life is like soap, a pen and a notebook. With use, all decrease day by day."
Written in 2010 by Shamsher M., Age 18 --- India

July 26, 2010
" In my world, things normally don't make sense. Everything is perfect one moment and broken the next. When this happens, I just look at myself in the mirror, smile and say, 'So, I made a mistake; so it's all messed up again. I've lived through the heat and the cold, I can make it through this world.'"
Nush --- Submitted by A.K., Age 14 --- India
Personal experience
July 26, 2010
" Life gets tough and when you hit rock bottom, you think there's no hope for tomorrow. Always remember that birds that fly high in the sky always come to the ground for food. Once they find it, they fly even higher. Your strength is on the ground and when you're down remember it, so that you can fly higher."
Written in 2010 by Sne P., Age 18 --- South Africa
I chose to share this because I have learnt that hitting rock bottom is a bad experience for a good course.
July 26, 2010
" Life is a road of tacks or pillows, depending on where your road leads you to."
Written in 2010 by Suran S., Age 17 --- Maryland
It's my own for the way I live.
July 21, 2010
" When things go wrong in our life and we encounter a difficult situation, we tend to regard the situation itself as the problem. But in reality, whatever problems we experience come from the side of the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind, they would not be problems for us. Indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Thus, if we want to be able to handle problems, we must learn to control our mind."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Joey T., Age 16 --- Malaysia
This gives me positive thoughts in my life. Therefore, when I am angry, I will think twice to prevent the problem from getting worse. Thank you.
July 21, 2010
" You are getting everything you deserve, right now, based on the person you are and the decisions you have made. You will continue to get the same thing if you continue doing the same thing. You will not get a different result unless you become a different person by changing your bad habits and actions."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by P.D., Age 17 --- Australia
This is true for so many aspects of life.
July 21, 2010
" He who makes mistakes will live to see another day and come back a stronger man knowing what he did and that he succeed through failure."
Written in 2010 by Jacob G., Age 15 --- Texas
This is for everyone. Actually we feel like we mess up and we get down whether it's love, getting fired, or something else. For all who read this, life is trial and error; you mess up a few times and come back stronger with the knowledge you gained.
July 19, 2010
" Always trust yourself and your decisions, before it's too late, because sometimes the regrets are in the end. You will realize that your true answer is the right thing rather than the advice you took. Always say to yourself that you can make it... because no one can help you... but only yourself."
Written in 2010 by Ana Nicole Q., Age 14 --- Philippines
I can say this because by myself...I learned...and I realized this.
July 19, 2010
" Don't let people get in your way of living your life! You'll run into people that'll try and stop you from dreaming, don't let them; they're no good for you in your life! Look for ones who help you dream bigger and bigger!"
Written in 2010 by Morgan P., Age 14 --- Texas
I made this up because I hear some of my friends stopping each other from wanting to dream!! So I figured that if you get rid of those people who are stopping you, you'll go far in your life of dreams! So what do you do? You dream bigger and bigger! Shoot for the stars! If you miss, ooh well, get up and give it another try! (: Never give up on anything! (: Hope this help people!! (:
July 19, 2010
" Thinking without learning is useless, but learning without thinking is dangerous."
Written in 2009 by Santokh S., Age 17 --- India
July 14, 2010
" Don't go around having pity for other people, instead look within yourself because what you pity in other people is what you lack yourself."
Written in 2010 by Sne P., Age 18 --- South Africa
It was true for me so I thought I should share it with others.
July 14, 2010
" Who says nothing's impossible? Well, I have been doing nothing for years."
Oscar Wilde --- Submitted by Antara B., Age 14 --- India
Get going... Everything's possible!!!
July 12, 2010
" It's ok to not be ok!"
Kristen S. --- Submitted by M.D., Age 16 --- Argentina
July 12, 2010
" Every king was once a crying baby and every great building was once a map. So it is not important where your position is today but where you will reach tomorrow is important."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Purna P., Age 15 --- India
July 12, 2010
" We all find that 'special someone'... but hey... who said that person must be forever?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Veronica M., Age 16 --- Romania
July 7, 2010
" I have days where I want to scream, I am ME! Take me or leave me. Love me for who I am and not for who I am not. I am only human."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emily C., Age 16 --- Michigan
July 7, 2010
" When you feel like you're lifting up the world on your shoulders, know that there's always somebody watching you above to keep you from falling."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.Y. --- New York
July 7, 2010
" Life's short; fight for what you can and for what you believe in before it's too late."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shirin M., Age 15 --- Malaysia
This gave me faith when hopelessness was suffocating me.

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