JULY 1998

    July 31, 1998
    "Confidence is not always being right,
    It's not fearing being wrong."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Stephanie T., Age 17 --- Indiana
    July 31, 1998
    "No matter how bad something is,
    Something good will always come out of it."
    Sent in by Nicole L., Age 15 --- Washington
    July 31, 1998
    "A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble,
    Shares joy in your accomplishments,
    Feels sad when you're in pain.
    A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice ---
    But when you don't follow it,
    They still respect and love you."
    Doris Wild Helmering
    --- Contributed by Amanda G., Age 15 --- Ohio

    July 31, 1998
    "Into each life some rain must fall.
    So wake up and start walking on sunshine!"
    Jennifer, Age 17 ---Tennessee
    July 31, 1998
    "It takes less time to do something right
    Than to explain why you did it wrong."
    Cindy R., Age 16 --- South Carolina
    July 31, 1998
    "Friends are the roses of life.
    Pick them carefully and avoid the thorns."
    Andrea, Age 15 --- Iowa
    July 29, 1998
    "Another time and another place
    And we might have been soul mates."
    Malcolm S., Age 16
    July 29, 1998
    "I have loved to the point of madness;
    That which is called madness,
    That which to me, is the only sensible way to love."
    Author Unknown
    --- Sent in by Laura M., Age 16 --- Iowa

    July 29, 1998
    "The only limit to a mind
    Is the idea that the limit existed in the first place!"
    From Crossing the Universe
    --- Contributed by Michael R., Age 15 --- Hawaii

    July 29, 1998
    "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
    The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. "
    Winston Churchill
    --- Contributed by Melissa, Age 16 --- Oregon

    July 29, 1998
    "In the midst of winter I finally
    Learned that there was in me
    An invincible summer."
    --- Sent to us by Laureen M., Age 14 --- Washington

    July 29, 1998
    "If your life was a book,
    Would you read the cliff notes or read the classic?"
    --- Contributed by Malini D., Age 17 --- Kansas

    July 29, 1998
    "Ideas are like wondering sons.
    They show up when you least expect them."
    Bern Williams
    --- Sent in by Kellie B., Age 16 --- California

    July 27, 1998
    "Life is a book, and you are the author."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alix S., Age 14
    July 27, 1998
    "When you love you risk losing your heart
    But receiving someone else's."
    Ruby V. M., Age 16 --- Hawaii
    July 27, 1998
    "It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. "
    Marlene Dietrich --- Contributed by Brandy F., Age 15 --- Florida
    July 27, 1998
    "You can't be a cream-filled jelly-doughnut."
    Jamar Jones --- Contributed by Shawn R., Age 19
    July 27, 1998
    "Variety's the very spice of life that give it all its flavor."
    William Cowper --- Contributed by Emily M., Age 17 --- Ohio
    July 27, 1998
    "Some people dream of success,
    While others wake up and work hard at it."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Julie, Age 15 --- Michigan
    July 24, 1998
    "Perhaps the best thing in life
    Is being able to choose the ones you love,
    Perhaps the worst thing in life
    Is not being able to choose the ones who love you back."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Ray, Age 15 --- New York
    July 24, 1998
    "People can't change the truth...
    But the truth can change people."
    Unknown --- Sent to us by Katie, Age 15 --- New Jersey
    July 24, 1998
    "It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies."
    Arthur Calwell
    --- Contributed by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri

    July 24, 1998
    "Small steps...They don't have to be big steps.
    They just have to head in the right direction."
    Tom Clancy --- Without Remorse
    --- Submitted by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii

    July 24, 1998
    "Seek not outside you, heaven is within."
    Mary Lou Cook --- Submitted by Michael M., Age 17 --- Ohio
    July 22, 1998
    "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
    Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
    Sent in by Elizabeth V., Age 18 --- North Carolina
    July 22, 1998
    "To forgive is holy, to forget takes restraint:
    To forget what you forgave is the mark of a saint."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Jocelyn H., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada
    July 22, 1998
    Thanks for Always Being There

    "The world is moving faster now;
    We're on a changing course.
    But you have helped me deal with life;
    You've been a stable force.

    When I have had to follow;
    New directions, you were there.
    When the world was hard on me;
    You always seemed to care.

    When nothing held together;
    Made the slightest bit of sense.
    You have always helped restore;
    My inner confidence.

    Everyone needs someone;
    Who's reliable and true.
    Through the moments I've endured;
    I'm grateful there was you."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Aaron K., Age 15 --- Virginia
    July 22, 1998
    Teenage Athletes:

    "If your one of these teens that drink and do drugs,
    Remember that there are younger children out there
    Who look up to you and everything you do,
    So they can be just like you.
    Don't lead them to death just cause you wanna be cool
    And hang with a group who drinks.
    Remember, the little eyes which look upon you
    Every night and day."
    Lacy D., Age 17 --- Texas
    July 22, 1998
    "Standing still is a moving experience."
    Unknown --- Sent to us by Nic J., Age 16 --- Washington
    July 22, 1998
    "Don't ask meaningless questions
    And you wont get meaningless answers.
    Ask something with a full heart
    And you might get somewhere."
    Samantha H., Age 14 --- North Carolina
    July 20, 1998
    "Be yourself or be dead, cause change.
    Show some emotion.
    Never, ever, be bored."
    Brian Bosworth --- Contributed by Abby S., Age 16 --- Ohio
    July 20, 1998
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble;
    Two things stand like stone:
    Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own. "
    Adam Lindsey Gordon
    --- Contributed by Kristin, Age 17 --- Wyoming

    July 20, 1998
    "Sometimes you can see a lot by just looking."
    Yogi Berra
    --- Sent in by Julianne J. L., Age 19 --- New York

    July 20, 1998
    "Listen to your heart, because in the end,
    It is your heart that counts."
    Tricia G., Age 16 --- Ohio
    July 20, 1998
    "There is always room at the top."
    Daniel Webster --- Sent in by Josh W., Rising Junior
    --- West Florence High School --- South Carolina

    July 17, 1998
    "Perfect practice makes perfect."
    Rick Pitino --- Contributed by Marisa L., Age 16
    July 17, 1998
    "Each man's life touches so many others,
    But when he isn't around it leaves an awful hole."
    From the movie - 'It's A Wonderful Life'
    --- Contributed by Emily B., Age 16 --- Michigan

    July 17, 1998
    "Forgiveness is a gift of high value, yet it costs nothing."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Courtnie, Age 17 --- Georgia
    July 17, 1998
    "Pain is temporary...Pride is forever."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Jeanine G., Age 15 --- Florida
    July 17, 1998
    "Life isn't a destination, its a journey.
    We all come upon unexpected curves, turning points,
    Mountains, and valleys.
    Everything that happens to us shapes who we are becoming
    And in the process and adventure of each day,
    We discover the best in ourselves."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Jennifer P., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    July 15, 1998
    "If you don't learn from your mistakes,
    There's no point in making them."
    Anonymous --- Contributed by Jim L. --- Wisconsin
    July 15, 1998
    "Life is like a bicycle,
    You only fall off if you stop pedalling."
    Elisa M., Age 14 --- Idaho
    July 15, 1998
    "Love what you have,
    When you don't have what you love."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jenni, Age 16 --- Arizona
    July 15, 1998
    "They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
    When they can see nothing but sea."
    Francis Bacon --- Sent in by Aaron K., Age 15 --- Virginia
    July 15, 1998
    "Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want,
    But the realization of how much you already have."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Karen T., Age 17 --- Tennessee
    July 15, 1998
    "I'm not old enough to play baseball or football. I'm not eight yet. My mom told me when you start baseball you aren't going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told mom I wouldn't need to run that fast. When I play baseball, I'll just hit them out of the park. Then I'll be able to walk."
    Edward J. McGrath, Jr.
    --- Submitted by Dana G., Age 17 --- Michigan

    July 15, 1998
    "I can only please one person per day.
    Today isn't your day.
    Tomorrow doesn't look good either."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Matt K., Age 16 --- Ohio
    July 15, 1998
    "Everyone is an explorer.
    How could you possibly live your life
    Looking at a door and not open it?"
    Robert D. Ballard
    --- Sent in by Kellie B., Age 16 --- California

    July 13, 1998
    "Don't marry the person you think you can live with,
    Marry the person you can't live without."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah C., Age 17 --- Louisiana
    July 13, 1998
    "Sometimes the best advice you can receive is EXPERIENCE."
    Jill, Age 16 --- Iowa
    July 13, 1998
    "Teamwork is the fuel that allows Common People
    To Produce Uncommon Results!"
    CSR, Age 18 --- Arizona
    July 13, 1998
    "Enjoy yourself.
    These are the good old days
    You are going to miss in the years ahead."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Amanda G., Age 15 --- Ohio
    July 13, 1998
    "Life is like a candle... very delicate
    It only will burn until something blows it out...
    But only until then so be careful,
    And do anything to keep it burning,
    Because once it burns out
    It can never be lit again!"
    Alix S., Age 14
    July 10, 1998

    " Whatever our hands touch---
    We leave fingerprints!
    On walls, on furniture,
    On doorknobs, dishes, books,
    As we touch we leave our identity.

    Oh please where ever I go today,
    Help me leave heartprints!
    Heartprints of compassion
    Of understanding and love.
    Heartprints of kindness
    And genuine concern.

    May my heart touch a lonely neighbor
    Or a runaway daughter,
    Or an anxious mother,
    Or, perhaps, a dear friend!

    I shall go out today
    To leave heartprints,
    And if someone should say
    "I felt your touch,"
    May that one sense be...YOUR LOVE
    Touching through ME..."
    Sent in by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii
    --- Sent in by Karen, Age 15

    July 10, 1998
    "Winners train, losers complain."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Sam P., Age 16 --- Virginia
    July 10, 1998
    "Life is like a roller coaster,
    Live for fear and don't ever fear to live."
    Sent in by Katie S., Age 15 --- Alaska
    July 10, 1998
    "Better to have met you in my dream
    Than to awake and reach for hands that are not there."
    Otomo No Yakamochi
    --- Sent in by Laura M., Age 16 --- Iowa

    July 10, 1998
    "Citius, Altius, Fortius --- {swifter, higher, stronger}"
    The Olympic Motto
    --- Sent in by Ashley W., Age 15 --- Virginia

    July 10, 1998
    "All the strength and force of a man
    Comes from his faith in things unseen.
    He who believes is strong;
    He who doubts is weak.
    Strong convictions precede great actions."
    JF Clarke --- Sent in by Alison, Age 18 --- Ohio
    July 8, 1998
    "Success is having.
    Excellence is being."
    Pat Riley --- Sent in by Betsy M., Age 17 --- Illinois
    July 8, 1998
    Things That Never Die

    "The pure the bright
    The beautiful that stirred our hearts in youth
    The impulses to wordless prayer,
    The streams of love and truth,
    The longing after something lost,
    The spirit's yearning cry,
    The striving after better hopes;
    These things can never die.
    The timid hand stretched forth to aid a brother in his need,
    A kindly word in grief's dark hour that proves a friend indeed;
    The plea for mercy softly breathed,
    When justice threatens high,
    The sorrow of a contrite heart;
    These things shall never die, shall never die.
    Let nothing pass,
    For every hand must find some work to do,
    Lose not a chance to waken love.
    Be firm and just and true,
    So shall a light that cannot fade beam on thee from on high,
    And angel voices say to thee;
    These things can never die."
    Charles Dickens --- Submitted by Jessica P., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
    July 8, 1998
    "Though the tragedies of life and death may separate us,
    We will always have each other."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Jenny Ann C., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
    July 8, 1998
    "When I think I need to belong,
    I follow others.
    When I follow my heart,
    I feel like I belong regardless of others."
    Tully -- Sent in by Catherine, Age 15 --- B.C., Canada
    July 8, 1998
    "Don't look back.
    Something might be gaining on you."
    Satchel Paige --- Lisa D., Age 16 --- Illinois
    July 8, 1998

    "They say the eyes are the windows of the soul.
    I believe.
    There are things that the eyes can show
    That a mouth cannot speak."
    Meng, Age 19 --- Philippines
    July 6, 1998
    "When you change your focus,
    You will change your results."
    Charlotte S., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada
    July 6, 1998
    "Generosity always has admirers, but rarely imitators."
    Nestroy --- Sent in by Courtnie, Age 17 --- Georgia
    July 6, 1998
    "We don't have to change friends
    As long as we understand
    That friends change."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Jenifer I., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
    July 6, 1998
    "If you respect others, than they will respect you."
    Lacy D., Age 17 --- Texas
    July 6, 1998
    "Sometimes life has a way of putting us on our backs,
    In order to force us to look up."
    Charles L. Allen
    --- Submitted by Julianne J. L., Age 19 --- New York

    July 6, 1998
    "You either make dust or eat dust."
    --- Contributed by Neisha B., Age 15 --- North Carolina

    July 6, 1998
    "When in a fight, argument, or dispute,
    Showing your emotions only worsens the matter."
    Shawn R., Age 19
    July 6, 1998
    "When it comes right down to it,
    We all just want to be loved. "
    Jamie Yellin --- Contributed by Brandy F., Age 15 --- Florida
    July 2, 1998
    "The door to happiness opens outward."
    Soren Kierkegaard
    --- Contributed by Kristin, Age 17 --- Wyoming

    July 2, 1998
    "The impossible is usually untried."
    Author Unknown
    --- Contributed by Amber M., Age 16 --- British Columbia, Canada

    July 2, 1998
    "Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
    James A. Michener
    --- Contributed by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri

    July 2, 1998
    "He who never fell, never climbed."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Emily M., Age 17 --- Ohio
    July 2, 1998
    "Experience is not what happens to you.
    It is what you do with what happens to you."
    Aldous Huxley
    --- Contributed by Collen, Age 18 --- Pennsylvania

    July 2, 1998
    "Find the seed at the bottom of your heart,
    And bring forth a flower."
    Shigenori Kameoka
    Submitted by Michael M. --- Age 17 --- Ohio

    July 2, 1998
    "Let your love be like the misty rain...
    Coming softly, but flooding the river."
    Contributed by Concitta C., Age 19 --- Illinois