"MOTIVATING TEENS"
JULY 2009

July 29, 2009
" Everything changes when things seem to fall into place."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lee A., Age 17 --- New York
July 29, 2009
" Always forget your enemies, nothing annoys them so much."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tasneem B., Age 14 --- India
July 29, 2009
" Everyone is going somewhere; even they don't know where that somewhere is."
Written in 2009 by Grace W., Age 13 --- Australia
My friend and I made this one up.


July 27, 2009
" Work hard and hard until you succeed."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Navdeep W., Age 18 --- India
July 27, 2009
" You only live once; live a little and have fun with your life."
Author Unknown ---Submitted by J.S., Age 13 --- Missouri
July 27, 2009
" Every time I sit and stare, I remember a face that once smiled at me. And in that smile, she told me: Life's just an empty bottle that needs filling. Life's just a hole that we can dig deeper into. Life's just waiting for you to finish it.

Every time I look up and stare, I remember the voice that inspired me: Stop trying to work everything out as though you understand, it won't help. Live by intuition and inspiration; be spontaneous. Be unique.

When I see a rock I remember you holding me and me laughing. I remember that I didn't even know you, but my life wouldn't be complete without you."
Copyright 2009 Arafa H. Haji --- Tanzania
I guess it just came to me - even if I don't know someone and you're a complete stranger, you still make a great impact in my life, if I notice you.
July 22, 2009
Everyday people are saying stuff they wish they hadn't said.
Some days, people make you feel so bad about yourself
You never want to get out of bed.
Keep in mind that your thoughts become your actions
And soon become who you are.
Just by saying three simple words
You can leave someone with a big scar.

The word 'hate' shall not be used
For it has left too many people bruised.
Control your anger as best as you can.
Keep a positive attitude and always have a plan.

No one can change you,
You have to be the one to change yourself.
The only person who can stop your dreams from coming true is you
So, throw yourself out there and show the world that you care.
Don't be scared to show them who you really are,
Hopefully a shining star.
Don't let anything or anyone bring you down
Because each one of us are special in our own way
And hopefully everyone will realize this one day.
Copyright 2009 Taylor Brady
July 22, 2009
" When everyone gives up on you, don't give up on them, Someday you can show them that they too can reach their goals."
Written in 2009 by Kemuel P., Age 17 --- Canada
July 20, 2009
" You only get to live each moment once, so live it the right way."
Written in 2009 by Laura W., Age 14 --- England
July 20, 2009
" Success doesn't' come to those who do different things but to those who do things differently."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hari K., Age 17 --- India
July 20, 2009
Offering

Spread a smile,
Destroy a frown.
Give a flower,
Brighten a day.
Tell about Jesus,
Fulfill a life.
Written in 2008 by Cassie H., Age 14 --- Illinois
I call this poem "Offering". I love to write poems and this one just came to me one day as I was sitting in church. The message that day was about spreading the news. And, I know this may sound corny to some (but I don't care) I think God touched me in a way that day and gave me the idea for this poem. I also always love to make people smile anyways and this sort of tells people about that.
July 15, 2009
" When the world says give up, hope whispers... try one more time."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Paola B. A., Age 13 --- California
July 15, 2009
" If you try as hard as you can, you might achieve; if you try harder than you can, you will achieve."
Written in 2009 by Lindsey B., Age 14 --- California
What it means is that even if you try as hard as you can, it's not always good enough but if you push yourself past your limits, you'll get what you're looking for.
July 15, 2009
" Don't lower your expectations to your abilities; raise your abilities to your expectations."
Written in 2009 by Josh P. --- Maryland
July 13, 2009
" If they show no interest, don't waste your time showing them the attention. Love yourself, don't feel sorry for yourself, cause someday someone will see you for who you are and appreciate your worth."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.A., Age 16 --- North Carolina
This is based on a guy I had a crush on (loved everything about him) including that he wasn't out for one thing like most guys I admire, but he didn't like me so I had to get over him. Eventually I met somebody else who really is in-to me and admires everything about me.
July 13, 2009
" He that is pursuing righteousness will find life and honor."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rodel Esteban --- Philippines
July 13, 2009
" There is no donor like a miser because after his death, he gives away all his accumulated wealth without even touching it. Who can be more blessed?"
Written in 2009 by Rutuj Saraf --- India
July 8, 2009
" While you cannot control another person's attitude about you or his emotions for you, you can choose your own attitude. You can choose what you want to experience."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gaurav S., Age 18 --- India
July 8, 2009
" Love is my friend and my enemy. Don't fall for someone who doesn't believe in you or won't chase your dreams with you."
Written in 2009 by Renee --- Missouri
I've gone through the same thing and didn't want to let my peers down.
July 8, 2009
" People hold on to memories because they fear nothing that great will ever happen to them again."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by G.C., Age 13 --- Virginia
July 6, 2009
" Trust, but verify."
Ronald Reagan ---Submitted by Matt G., Age 18 --- New Jersey
July 6, 2009
" Never stop to imagine things. I heard television was born from one's imagination."
Written in 2009 by Ivan L.S., Age 16 --- Indonesia
I have to thank my schoolmate for the idea. Although she hates me, she has already given me two inspirations. Thank you very much.
July 6, 2009
" Every good song ends. Is that a reason not to enjoy the music?"
One Tree Hill --- Submitted by Laura W., Age 14 --- England
July 1, 2009
" Life is a sweet gift; enjoy it."
Author Unknown ---Submitted by Neluxsan L., Age 17 --- Sri Lanka
July 1, 2009
" I believe in an eye for an eye, but I also believe that through hardship comes success."
Written in 2009 by Mohamed E., Age 13 --- Illinois
I made up this quote myself because I believe making quotes yourself is creative. It also shows the importance of getting so much taken and the hard times. I also believe if you can with stand life's challenges, you are a true human being.

July 1, 2009
" Want to get ahead? Set your priorities first."
Written in 2009 by Rutuj S., Age 19 --- India



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