"MOTIVATING TEENS"<br />NOVEMBER 2008 | Motivating and Inspiring

"MOTIVATING TEENS"
NOVEMBER 2008

November 26, 2008
" Life is an endless masquerade ball; everyone rotates between the masks they want others to see but the difficult thing is to live with only one mask: you."
Written in 2008 by Momin A., Age 15 --- Pakistan
I came up with this after a hard day at school. Thinking of this helps me to remember just to be myself, no matter what.


November 26, 2008
" There is something more important then love and that's life. You can live without love, but you can't live with (your) life."
Written in 2008 by Bailey S., Age 13 --- Alabama
I was sitting in class one day thinking if there is really anything better or more important than love and I'm like ...... well ya - your life.


November 26, 2008
" Love is a language which is best expressed not in words but in action."
Written in 2008 by Abel M., Age 17 --- United Kingdom
It just came up in my heart not my head. Love in action is a very beautiful thing. Jesus showed that on the cross.

November 24, 2008
" You can't always predict when it's going to rain but you can decide whether or not to hold an umbrella."
Written in 2008 by Claire B., Age 16 --- Texas
I was really, really down and depressed after a lot of things in my life went wrong. Then one day I was thinking about how despite my inability to control what happens in my life. I can choose whether or not to do something about it or I can choose to just sit around and continue to be beat down by every rain storm. I'd rather hold an umbrella :]


November 24, 2008
" Don't walk as if you rule the world but walk as if you don't care who rules the world."
Written in 2008 by Sandhya Venkatesh --- India


November 24, 2008
" Whenever I get confused and don't know where to start, I remember to S.T.O.P.P.E. (Stop, Think, Organize, Prioritize, Plan, Execute)."
Written in 2008 by Becki U., Age 17 --- New Jersey


November 19, 2008
" A life is not important except the impact it has on other lives."
Jackie Robinson --- Submitted by Alan R., Age 15 --- Oregon
It is what we all want. To be remembered. What better way to be remembered then to have an impact on another's life.


November 19, 2008
" Life doesn't give you the people you want. It gives you the people you need, to help you, to hurt you, to love you, to leave you to and to make you into the person you were meant to be. So don't let anything get you down because it just helps you to become a better person."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rojda E., Age 13 --- Canada
I really love this quote. I wrote the last sentence but the rest I got off of bumper stickers on facebook.


November 19, 2008
" To be a good person is to think of others first."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Zach B., Age 14 --- New Jersey


November 17, 2008
" Life is a very complicated thing to understand. One minute everything is going amazing and going exactly the way you had always wished and the next, everything goes wrong and it makes you want to cry yourself to sleep. But I've learned that the difference between the people who are always mad, sad or just plain out negative is that they choose to be. You may have your bad days, but life goes on. So if the sun is shining, it's just another amazing day on planet earth. And if it's raining, just go dance in it."
Written in 2008 by Danielle B., Age 14 --- Colorado


November 17, 2008
" It's hard to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you just like everyone else. Why let yourself be put on a copy machine? It's like handing out the answers to a test! The answers to life... Every morning is a blank sheet of paper to write on. Be yourself and leave YOUR OWN mark in this world!"
Written in 2008 by Shannon N., Age 15 --- Alabama


November 17, 2008
" Every day I spend with you is the new best day of my life. Your smile, your love, your hair, your eyes, your style, and your brains - it all makes me so happy. I will never be hurt enough to see you and your beautiful smile. You're so special."
Ian, Alec, and Bradley --- Submitted by Amanda and Noelle --- Florida


November 12, 2008
" Love blossoms in strange places."
Written in 2008 by Jo C., Age 17 --- Michigan
I was watching the movie Pride and Prejudice and this quote just came to me......and I was like, wow that is so weird.


November 12, 2008
" Love is like trails. Some have dead ends, others cross, but there is always one that lasts forever."
Written in 2008 by Nicole J., Age 14 --- Minnesota


November 12, 2008
" Love. What is Love? Is Love a simple word that can be turned void by another? Is it a feeling that can slowly fade over time? Or is it an action that can be portrayed as roses? Love is all these things, yet so deep that it can't be explained by words, feelings or roses. Something so real that even the best can't interpret its intensity. True love is like an unbreakable rock, like imperishable gold, and yet as tender as a baby's touch. This is love, true love that can only be sent from God and Him only. Love."
Written in 2008 by K. Krahn --- Canada
I wrote this while in dark time, I didn't know what love was...the words just came...


November 10, 2008
" The human nature is to dig deeper holes if one does not know how to patch them."
Written in 2008 by Dylan M., Age 14 --- New Jersey
It is a personal quote that I live by.


November 10, 2008
" Everything happens for a reason. People change so that you learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself and sometime good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jaiyde T., Age 16 --- Jamaica
I chose this because it portrays reality and it will inspire teens to believe in themselves.


November 10, 2008
" The only thing that is holding you back is yourself. Don't let yourself get in the way of your dreams because there is no one else out there who can stop you from doing you want to do, except for yourself."
Written in 2008 by J. C. --- Age 16 --- Kansas
Just seems to me to have a positive outlook on life that there is only one true thing in our way and it is ourselves. Otherwise, there are truly no obstacles; we are the ones who set them for ourselves.


November 5, 2008
" To become truly great, a unified brotherhood possessing integrity and strength must step forth."
Kasey Noll --- Submitted by Cassandra J., Age 17 --- Minnesota
It really helped boost the moral of the football team this year and now, we're going to state.


November 5, 2008
" Know what's in your heart and what's in your mind and don't let anyone change it because you are your own person, not someone else's."
Written in 2008 by Kaitlynn H., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania


November 5, 2008
" Love yourself for yesterday, love yourself today and remember to love yourself tomorrow."
Written in 2008 by Shartay P., Age 16 --- South Carolina
I wrote this quote myself and I say it to myself everyday because if I can't love myself, how can anyone else love me?


November 3, 2008
" Things change, no matter how hard you try to stop them from changing. Sometimes they change for the better and sometimes for the worse, but they change. And when they do, you're not always ready to let go or to grab on. Don't be discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Valerie R., Age 17 --- Texas


November 3, 2008
" There are times in your life, where you feel as if everything around you is annoying and irrelevant; a time when girls can be cruel, and life can be heavy, when you want to run away, just go, somewhere, anywhere, doesn't matter really. And, if you're like me, you won't care who knows or who doesn't. But think about it. If you run, there will always be problems. Someone will always dislike you or even snatch your joy. It's about how you feel about you, how high your self-esteem is, and how low your tolerance level is. Life is a matter of love and luxury. Don't let the ones who don't love you, take away your luxury."
Written in 2008 by Y. H., Age 17 --- Missouri
I was feeling down, wanted to run, get away from the people, the pain, the silly stuff high school girls can bring, but Life is Life, no matter what and I can't and won't run - they won't see me fall.


November 3, 2008
" I look at our planet and I see a horrible, beautiful world... where love and hate breathe the same air. This is where we wake up everyday; this is where we live. Something deep inside of me yearns for the beautiful, the true. I want more than what I've been sold; I want to live life."
Jon Foreman --- Submitted by Clarence S., Age 17 --- California
My favorite quote of all time!!



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