January 31, 2000
    "You never know how many times someone has cried for you,
    How many times they wanted to say, "I love you,"
    Or how many times they wanted things to be perfect between you."
    Anonymous --- Sent in by Jessica J., Age 14 --- Texas
    January 31, 2000
    "If you're afraid of being embarrassed just think,
    What's the worst that can happen?
    You'll be embarrassed but you'll get over it.
    I'm sure it's happened before."
    Lindsay, Age 14 --- New York
    January 31, 2000
    "No one can reason with a wall;
    You must climb it, or knock it down with a sledge hammer.
    Either way, it ain't easy."
    Eric H., Age 14 --- California
    January 31, 2000
    "We all wish we could be someone else,
    And that person wants to be you.
    We should all be ourselves."
    Nichole T., Age 14 --- Ohio
    January 28, 2000
    "No matter where you are, where you're from,
    How you've got there, or how hard it may be,
    All will be well in your world if you center your world
    And belief around God."
    Heather, Age 16 --- North Carolina
    January 28, 2000
    "How can we live without love,
    If love is the reason why we live?"
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Heather, Age 16 --- New York
    January 28, 2000
    "Too many people try to fake their way through life;
    That's why the real ones shine through so brightly."
    Joan Bauer --- Sent in by Jessie, Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
    January 28, 2000
    "A goal without a plan is just a dream."
    Joyce-Good Pitchford --- Sent in by Richie B., Age 17 --- West Virginia
    January 26, 2000
    "Don't worry about your own problems so much,
    Because other people have the same.
    If you just help other people once in a while,
    You will end up helping yourself as well."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Ramona, Age 14 --- Virginia
    January 26, 2000
    "If your friends want you to be someone who you aren't,
    They aren't really friends."
    Kyle A., Age 13 --- Maine
    January 26, 2000
    "True Love...

    Do you really love me?
    Or do you just love my face?
    I need you to really see
    The true me in my place.

    Do you understand me?
    Or do you understand my smile?
    I want you to really show me
    That you would go that extra mile.

    Do you just look at my eyes?
    Or do you look inside?
    Because when you said you loved me
    I think you might have lied.

    So look into the depths of your heart
    And try hard to decide
    Whether you like my pretty face
    Or the real me inside."
    Written by Alicia, Age 15
    January 26, 2000
    "Optimism is the ultimate perception."
    Mike Butera --- Sent in by Kristina K., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    January 24, 2000
    "I'll remember the things I did for a while,
    But I'll remember the people I did them with forever."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Allison L., Age 17 --- Ohio
    January 24, 2000
    "Drop the zero and get the hero."
    Stephanie, Age 14 --- New York
    January 24, 2000
    "If better is possible, good is not enough."
    Dwight Weaver --- Avon Grove High School --- Sent in by Ashley, Age 14
    January 24, 2000
    "When someone makes a mistake,
    You may be tempted to call them stupid.
    Instead of doing that, remember they are only human,
    And humans make mistakes."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Amanda N., Age 13 --- Colorado
    January 21, 2000
    "Don't act like somebody else,
    Because somewhere in the world,
    Someone is trying to act like you!"
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Molly S., Age 13 --- Ohio
    January 21, 2000
    "I cannot love as I have loved,
    And yet I know not why;
    It is the one great woe of my life
    To feel all feeling die."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Brett D., Age 17 --- North Carolina
    January 21, 2000
    "It is not so much playing with your head that hurts
    But playing with your heart."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Becky H., Age 17 --- Nebraska
    January 21, 2000
    "Tomorrow is not yet here, so don't worry about it.
    Yesterday is gone, so forget it.
    Today is here, it's all you got
    So don't waste it worrying about tomorrow or regretting yesterday."
    Copyright © 1999 Katelyn Keegan --- New Jersey
    January 21, 2000
    "I have it on good terms to know,
    That the quest for perfection
    Can leave an individual gasping for breath."
    Diana Princess of Wales --- Sent in by Alexandra, Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    January 19, 2000
    "Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we should know how to be grateful for that gift."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Marcy T., Age 17 --- Iowa
    January 19, 2000
    "There are two destinations to choose from in life-
    Failure and success.
    To reach those destinations we have one path-
    The path of life.
    How you choose to live and view your life-
    Will determine where you'll end up."
    Copyright © 1999 Luis Alfonso Torres ---Texas
    January 19, 2000
    "The sum of man's problems comes from the inability
    To be alone in a silent room."
    Pascal --- Sent in by Kimberly, Age 15 --- New Jersey
    January 19, 2000
    "If you try, you'll be a winner."
    Amber, Age 14 --- Missouri
    January 19, 2000
    "If you live following people
    You won't be around to be your own leader in life and success."
    Debbie, Age 14 --- Missouri
    January 17, 2000
    "Stand for what is right, even if you stand alone."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Stephanie, Age 15 --- Wisconsin
    January 17, 2000
    "People should love me for who I am, not what they want me to be."
    Nicole T., Age 14 --- Ohio
    January 17, 2000
    "The meeting of two personalities
    Is like the contact of two chemical substances;
    If there is any reaction, both are transformed."
    Jung --- Sent in by Lil, Age 18
    January 17, 2000
    "The world may take your reputation from you,
    But it cannot take your character."
    Emma Dunham Kelly --- Sent in by Emily, Age 15 --- Missouri
    January 14, 2000
    "You learn you can do your best even when it's hard,
    Even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit.
    It feels good to show some courage."
    Joe Namath --- Sent in by John B., Age 17 --- California
    January 14, 2000
    "When life hits you down, just say "ouch",
    Get back up, and start walking again."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Amanda N., Age 13 --- Colorado
    January 14, 2000
    "Always remember the teapot:
    Though up to it's neck in hot water,
    It still continues to sing."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Catherine, Age 16 --- Texas
    January 14, 2000
    "Hating people is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat."
    Harry Fosdick --- Sent in by J.C., Age 16 --- New York
    January 14, 2000
    "We only have one life,
    So let's take advantage of it while we're blessed to be here,
    No matter the situation."
    Mya --- Sent in by Kimberly S., Age 13 --- Florida
    January 12, 2000
    "If you live to be a hundred,
    I want to live to be a hundred minus one day,
    So I never have to live without you."
    Winnie-the-Pooh --- Sent in by Kara, Age 14 --- Massachusetts
    January 12, 2000
    "The imagination has no horizon,
    Only an incomprehensible infinity of possibilities."
    Copyright © 1999 --- Asif Shah --- Malaysia
    January 12, 2000
    "Even if you fall down face first, you've gone forward."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Carla D., Age 17 --- Ohio
    January 12, 2000
    "Isn't it funny that everybody loves the sun when it's shining,
    But when it slips behind a cloud,
    That's when you have to brace yourself for nasty weather."
    From Touched By an Angel --- Sent in by Molly S., Age 13 --- Ohio
    January 10, 2000
    "Maturity Test:
    To be able to do what is right when no one is watching."
    From an Ann Landers column
    --- Submitted by Tanya S. Age 10 --- Indiana

    January 10, 2000
    "If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
    Your tears will keep you from seeing the stars."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kas, Age 16 --- Hawaii
    January 10, 2000
    "Be who you are and say what you feel
    Because those who mind don't matter
    And those who matter don't mind."
    Dr. Seuss --- Sent in by Kyle S., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    --- Author's name supplied by Jenny Forestal --- 1/17/00

    January 10, 2000
    "A person wrapped up in themselves makes a pretty small package."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katelin, Age 18 --- Washington
    January 7, 2000
    "Never compare your life to that of others.
    You will always end up vain or bitter
    For there will always be greater or lesser persons than yourself."
    Eleanor Roosevelt --- Sent in by Moshell G., Age 18 --- Hawaii
    January 7, 2000
    "There's never a teardrop that God doesn't see.
    He knows when a sparrow falls from a tree.
    There's never a moment when God doesn't care,
    Never a time when he won't hear our prayer."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Maria D., Age 15 --- NSW, Australia
    January 7, 2000
    "You are in this moment,
    Standing in the middle,
    Of your own acres of diamonds."
    Russel Conwell --- Sent in by Dave, Age 14 --- Minnesota
    January 7, 2000
    "Some people complain about how cold the winter is
    While other people learn to ski."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kate D., Age 16 --- Maryland
    January 5, 2000
    "True generosity is doing something nice for someone
    Who will never find out."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Amy V., Age 15 --- Michigan
    January 5, 2000
    "The happiest of people don't necessarily have everything; they just make the best of everything that comes along their way. Happiness lives for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Tiffany K., Age 15 --- Florida
    January 5, 2000
    "Life is a mystery to be lived
    Not a problem to be solved."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Nichole, Age 16 --- Michigan
    January 3, 2000
    "You are never given a wish without also been given the power
    To make it come true."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Monisha, Age 15 --- Oman, Muscat
    January 3, 2000
    "We all came in on different boats, but we are all on the same ship."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Ashley, Age 16 --- Michigan
    January 3, 2000
    "Life is like Braille:
    It isn't until you have felt your way entirely though it
    Before you can completely understand it."
    Laurie H., Age14 --- California
    January 3, 2000
    "There are so many ways to be connected to people. There are the people you feel this unspoken connection to, even though there's not even a word for it. There's the people who you've known forever, who know you in this way, that other people can't, because they've seen you change. They've let you change."
    From ' My So-Called Life ' --- Sent in by Amanda C., Age 15 --- Oklahoma

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