December 29, 1999
    "Through all trials, hardships, and heartaches, you can persevere.
    It is apathy that will destroy you."
    Copyright © 1999 Grant Walker --- Florida
    December 29, 1999
    "Never underestimate the power of words.
    They can elevate a spirit, or wound a soul."
    Anonymous --- Sent in by Misty, Age 18 --- Hawaii
    December 29, 1999
    "Humans are the only creatures who, when they lose their way, run faster."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Amy W., Age 18 --- Mississippi
    December 29, 1999
    "I wondered why somebody didn't do anything
    Until I realized I WAS somebody."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Abbie, Age 17 --- Oklahoma
    December 27, 1999
    Reflections of Life

    "Looking into the water
    I see my face
    I see a tear stained face,
    A mouth that at one time gossiped,
    And a back that had been stabbed.....
    You don't know who you are
    Until you look down in the reflection and see,
    See what you really are,
    What you have been through,
    And how all of it made you grow into the beautiful person you are now."
    Copyright © Rachel Peterson --- Pennsylvania
    December 27, 1999
    "Girlfriends are the greatest.
    They are the world.
    Why do we love them?
    Because of the way their hair always smells so good.
    Because of the way their kiss solves every problem.
    Because they are the most beautiful person in the world.
    Because her head always finds the perfect spot on your shoulder.
    Because her tears make you want to cry, no matter how manly you are.
    And because she is the greatest thing that could happen to you...
    And you know it."
    Copyright © 1999 Barry Tiggemann --- Colorado
    December 27, 1999
    "Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet."
    My Friend Joy --- Sent in by Brett Smith, Age 19 --- New Jersey
    December 27, 1999
    "Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain.
    It's qualities are sacrifice and self-denial.
    Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will
    That refuses to give in."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jared M., Age 15 --- Utah
    December 24, 1999
    "The future is made of the same stuff as the present."
    Simone Weil --- Sent in by Elizabeth, Age 16 --- Oklahoma
    December 24, 1999
    "To be of use in the world is the only way to be happy."
    Hans C. Anderson --- Sent in by Alesha O., Age 12 --- Texas
    December 24, 1999
    "If something happens in life that disappoints you, just say: 'So what?'"
    Anonymous --- Sent in by Sarah, Age 15 --- Michigan
    December 24, 1999
    "Life itself can't give you joy
    Unless you really will it;
    Life just gives you time and space,
    It's up to you to fill it."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kristina Y., Age 17 --- Florida
    December 22, 1999
    "Personality is who you are when you're not thinking about who you are."
    Michelle A., Age 16 --- Missouri
    December 22, 1999
    "You must lose everything before you have the freedom to do anything."
    Brad Pitt - Fight Club --- Sent in by Rachel W., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
    December 22, 1999
    Rubber and Steel

    "Some things are important
    Some things are not
    It's hard to decipher the cold from the hot
    Whether acting on it would be dumb or smart
    Whether it would make someone smile
    Or break their trusting heart
    Some things are fake, while others are real
    Some people are rubber
    Some people are steel
    Some souls are hidden
    And some are just "there"
    Some people are secretive
    Yet others share
    Some things are important
    While others are not
    It's hard to decipher the cold from the hot
    So be careful what you say
    And who you say it to
    Because how it affects them
    Might not be the same way it affects you."
    Copyright © 1999 Angie Ziobro
    December 22, 1999
    "It is easy to judge, but hard to be judged."
    S.B. --- Sent in by Stephanie P., Age 15 --- New York
    December 20, 1999
    "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players;
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts."
    Shakespeare --- Sent in by Aubrey B., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    December 20, 1999
    "A dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for."
    Prof. Xavier --- Sent in by Luke D., Age 15 --- Northern Territory, Australia
    --- Author's name supplied by Melissa M., 01/27/00

    December 20, 1999
    "Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Katrina E., Age 16 --- Alberta, Canada
    December 20, 1999
    "Love is a short word;
    Easy to spell,
    Difficult to define,
    Impossible to live without."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by is Amber F. --- Iowa
    December 17, 1999
    "Success begins the moment
    You start moving towards a worthwhile goal."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Nathanael S., Age 17 --- Iowa
    December 17, 1999
    "I tell you the truth,
    If you've faith as small as a mustard seed,
    You can say to this mountain,
    "Move from here to there" and it will move.
    Nothing will be impossible to you."
    Jesus (Matthew 17:20) --- Sent in by Alani P., Age 17 --- Virginia
    December 17, 1999
    "Be sure you are right, then go ahead."
    Davy Crockett --- Sent in by Stephanie, Age 14 --- Connecticut
    December 15, 1999
    "To ride over the hills,
    on a fine horse,
    with a dream,
    looking for love,
    before sunset,
    is what life is about ...
    and to find it
    is the culmination
    of a lifetime."
    Danielle Steele --- Sent in by Tina P., Age 17 --- South Africa
    December 15, 1999
    "It is better to be a live dog, then a dead lion."
    From the movie 'Something Wild' --- Sent in by Matthew C., Age 19 --- Maryland
    December 15, 1999
    "I have a guardian angel,
    Watching over me,
    Me she respects,
    And comes when I please.

    My guardian angel is always here,
    No matter what I say or do,
    She understands my problems,
    And helps me with them too.

    My guardian angel is from Heaven,
    To take me away,
    From the violence and sadness,
    I see each and every day."
    Copyright © 1999 Celeste A. Staebler
    December 15, 1999
    "If love jumps up on you from behind, give it a piggy back ride."
    Rachel P., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    December 13, 1999
    "True love is spending time with someone doing nothing at all,
    But still enjoying yourself."
    Matt Ritchey --- Sent in by Michael B., Age 16 --- Kentucky
    December 13, 1999
    "It is true that we are not all able to do great big things,
    But we all have the chance to do small things in a great way."
    Mark Mueller --- Sent in by Rebecca H., Age 18 --- Iowa
    December 13, 1999
    "People only talk about you because
    You are what they wish they were."
    Amy D., Age 17 --- Michigan
    December 13, 1999
    "When you think that no one cares for you,
    That is the time when people care most."
    Irene C., Age 14 --- New Jersey
    December 10, 1999
    "If you don't learn from your experiences,
    You will not get better in what you want to do in life."
    Jerome J., Age 17 --- California
    December 10, 1999
    "Failure is good when it stops us in our tracks.
    Then we can look back and see where we have been
    And we can look forward to remind ourselves where we are going."
    Rhea A. L., Age 18 --- South Dakota
    December 10, 1999
    "All things pass, therefore enjoy the moment."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Maria D., Age 15 -- NSW Australia
    December 10, 1999
    "Well then tis none to you, for nothing either good or bad,
    But thinking makes it so."
    William Shakespeare --- Sent in by Carrie N., Age 16 --- California
    December 8, 1999
    "Be kind to everyone you meet,
    For they may be facing a harder battle."
    Plato --- Dedicated to Corey --- Sent in by Amanda, Age 19 --- Wisconsin
    December 8, 1999
    "If you have a goal but are afraid to come forward and succeed,
    Then you have no future ahead of you.
    Do what you have to do,
    You only have one life to live."
    Reem S., Age 13 --- Qatar
    December 8, 1999
    "If a dream is once begun,
    Never stop until it's done.
    Be it great, or be it small.
    Do it well or not at all."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jake D., Age 18 --- Colorado
    December 8, 1999
    "The heart is truly a fragile thing.
    Break it too hard and it may never recover."
    From Dawsons Creek --- Sent in by Anne, Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    December 6, 1999
    "Effort is measured in results."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Daniel, Age 16 --- Virginia
    December 6, 1999
    "So often in our quest to be more popular we lose sight of what is most important , the things we have, and strive for the things we want, the popular things. Take advantage of what you have today because you may not have it tomorrow and you just may lose both."
    Andres O., Age 14 --- Florida
    December 6, 1999
    "Some things are what they are,
    But aren't what they seem.
    Some take them for what they are
    And not what they've been."
    Sarah, Age 15 --- Michigan
    December 6, 1999
    "Experience: The most brutal of teachers.
    But you learn, my God do you learn."
    C.S.Lewis --- Sent in by Melanie M., Age 17 Massachusetts
    December 3, 1999
    "Never let anyone intimidate you."
    Fatima Robinson (choreographer)
    --- Submitted by Ashley D., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania

    December 3, 1999
    "It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Laura M. --- Connecticut
    December 3, 1999
    "They say stars only come out at night
    But I see one particular star looking down upon me day and night.
    That star brings the twinkle in my eye."
    Megan C., Age 15 --- Indiana --- To my best friend Mandy H.
    December 3, 1999
    "You are judged by the company you keep."
    Told to me by my friend's mom --- Sent in by Mandy, Age 17 --- Ohio
    December 1, 1999
    "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."
    Confucius --- Sent in by Laurel R., Age 14 --- California
    December 1, 1999
    "Strength does not come from physical capacity,
    But an indomitable will."
    Mahatma Gandhi --- Sent in by Faraaz A., Age 14 --- Trinidad, West Indies
    December 1, 1999

    "Dare to be happy-don't shy away,
    Reach out and capture the joy of today!

    Life is for living! Give it a try;
    Open your heart to that sun in the sky.

    Dare to be loving, and trusting, and true;
    Treasure the hours with those dear to you.

    Dare to b kind-it's more fun than you know;
    Give joy to others, and watch you own grow.

    Dare to admit all your blessings, and then
    Every day count them all over again.

    Dare to be happy, don't be afraid--
    This is the day which the Lord hath made!"
    Copyright ©Helen Marshall ----Sent from Michelle, Age 15 --- Illinois
    December 1, 1999
    "If you're traipsing on thin ice,
    You may as well dance your way across."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Loretta, Age 13 --- Melbourne, Australia

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