" You can revenge and be satisfied for one day or you can forgive and be at peace for a lifetime."
Written in 2009 by Janelle W., Age 17 --- MalaysiaMarch 30, 2009
" Remember, that at the end of the road everything will be better, no matter how complicated things are at the moment; and if they're not better, then it's not the end of the road. Keep pushing!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nanis R., Age 16 --- California
I selected this one because it's simply true - no matter how things are right now everything will get better.March 30, 2009
" Take the chance... JUMP!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.A., Age 16 --- New Mexico
I use this as a way to never hold back and to always live life to it's fullest.
March 25, 2009
" I don't want to wake up 5 years from now and be in the same position. I want to make progress, not be at a standstill! You must realize that it is easier to go down than it is to go up. You must push yourself because there is not always going to be someone there for you holding your hand, assisting you with everything!"
Copyright © 2009 Ethen Carrell
Kids of all ages need to realize that it is easier to be unsuccessful than it is to be successful. Especially, living in poverty, there will be times you believe the world around you is designed for you to fail, and that may be true, but force yourself to believe otherwise and be somebody. March 25, 2009
" The greatest prize may often lie at the end of the thorniest path."
Stephen Sondheim --- Submitted by B.L., Age 16 --- ColoradoMarch 25, 2009
" There's a time in life when you should sit down' and think about what you want to do, NOT what others expect from you or what people tell you what to do - just for you. And put a goal on doing it, just don't think about it and expect it to happen. Go for it and love who you are, without listening to others. There is only one of you in this world, so you need to make your own rules instead of having the same as everyone else. Love yourself enough to try to get what you want."
Written in 2009 by Haley K., Age 15 --- IowaMarch 23, 2009
" I am good, but not the angel. I sin, but I'm not the devil. I am pretty but not beautiful. I have friends, but I am not the peacemaker. I am just a small girl in a big world, trying to find something to love."
Shawnna Dobberthein ---Submitted by Shaylee, Age 14March 23, 2009
" They conquer who believe they can."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Deepak Y., Age 13 --- IndiaMarch 23, 2009
" I guess happiness comes from above. Happiness is when you have a smile on your face, ease on your mind and love in your heart. When you pray an extra prayer, say a kind word and know everything is going to be ok."
Written in 2009 by Zeina A., Age 16 --- New York
I wrote it because I was going through a difficult time.March 18, 2009
" No one becomes small by asking for forgiveness and the one who forgives owns a big heart."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Litasha N., Age 17 --- South Africa March 18, 2009
" You are riding in a yellow truck, with an open road in front of you. The endless twists and turns lead to endless possibilities."
Written in 2009 by Hannah R., Age 13 --- Texas
Learn to embrace every hard opportunity.March 18, 2009
" Those who set easy goals are simply scared of failure."
Written in 2009 by Matthew C., Age 16 --- Australia
Push yourself better then your best. Thought of this one before a game of footy.March 16, 2009
" The mistakes you have made, cannot be changed. Don't regret the things you have done but look at them as learning experiences for yourself and to help other people who have made the same mistakes."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Leah W., Age 15 --- CanadaMarch 16, 2009
" In life, you have two ways: one is the Right one and another is a Wrong one. The Wrong way is very easy and convenient but the Right way is one that is very difficult and inconvenient.
If you choose the Wrong way, you will get success and success in starting and you will find that way very easy. But the result of taking the Wrong way will always be the Negative and you will lose the battle of your life.
But if you choose the Right way, in starting, you will face many obstacles and you will find this way difficult. But if you continue with it, then the result will always be in the Positive. Here you will definitely win the battle of your life and you will always have a smile on your face."
Written in 2009 by Gaurav S., Age 17 --- India
There are some situations in life when we can't decide where to go and mostly we choose an easy way (that is the Wrong Method) in order to get rid of that problem. The Wrong way is not result oriented. At the end, we face many difficulties that result from the consequences of taking the wrong way. March 16, 2009
" Enjoy the moment with all your might... whether it's gloomy, whether it's bright!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M. S., Age 18 --- Texas
My mantra in lifeMarch 11, 2009
" Opportunity comes - one catch - if you miss it, it will go."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gokulnath K., Age 13 --- India March 11, 2009
" Laugh it's too cute, decorate it's beautiful, smile it's so fun!"
Written in 2008 by Jade J., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania March 11, 2009
" Sometimes I wish I was a little kid again... skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Samantha F., Age 15 --- Georgia
This is how I feel most of the time.March 11, 2009
" A broken heart is like broken glass; it is better to be left broken then to hurt yourself trying to fix it."
Written in 2008 by Michelle L., Age 18 --- Fiji Islands
It touches me... I think it is very true.March 9, 2009
" You can't dwell on the past. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Have fun. That's life."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Terra M., Age 16 --- California
A good friend told me this when I was regretting everything in my life. He made me realize that I can't change anything that has already been done. I needed to enjoy my life and do the best I can with what I have now.March 9, 2009
" MOVE ON. It's just a chapter in THE PAST. But don't close the book. JUST TURN THE PAGE."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michaela M., Age 13 --- Colorado March 9, 2009
" How far is far? How high is high? You'll never know until you try."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hamasaki M., Age 16 --- Malaysia
I select this one because it teaches me to try in everything, even the one that we think impossible to be done. It also teaches me not to give up before doing something.March 4, 2009
" Don't worry about the little things in life, only worry about the things you need to succeed."
Written in 2008 by Ashlynn M. --- CanadaMarch 4, 2009
" Sometimes the truth is a lie, and forever runs out of time."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lolly L., Age 15 --- CanadaMarch 4, 2009
" The sun doesn't shine on the same dog's butt every day but we sure didn't expect a total eclipse."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by R.F., Age 14 --- Michigan
Enjoy the sun or your 15 minutes of fame while it lasts because it sure as heck isn't gonna last forever!!!March 4, 2009
" I've come to realize that the biggest thing we take for granted in life, is life itself."
Written in 2008 by Megan A., Age 17 --- Canada March 2, 2009
" Live for the reasons that you want, to act the way YOU want to be influenced by the ones around you. You are you and no one else should and can tell you different."
Written in 2009 by Dylan H., Age 16 --- Canada
This is best for at school, when you are with your friends. Don't just sit back and laugh, stand up for yourself and really let people know who you are.March 2, 2009
" If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative."
Woody Allen --- Submitted by Purna P., Age 14 --- India
I have experience.March 2, 2009
" Never regret anything you have done. You did it; you must have had a reason. Just remember this before you do anything. You Can Never Go Back!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nicole W., Age 16 --- Illinois
I believe that you shouldn't regret anything you have done because at one point it's something you wanted and made you happy... I only believe in mistakes... something you have done that made you happy but later you realize you shouldn't have. But overall, life is too short to think about things you shouldn't have done... so live for today and make the best of it.