" If you're not where you want to be in life, don't blame the location. A place is just a state of mind! Get out there and follow your dreams; be what you want to be."
Written in 2007 by Kayla O., Age 13 --- AustraliaOctober 31, 2007
" Books are your best friends; handle them with love and care."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anuska M., Age 16 --- IndiaOctober 31, 2007
" Family is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until is it lost."
Written in 2007 by Annie H., Age 19 --- Hong Kong
October 29, 2007
" Become the most positive, enthusiastic person you know."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.H., Age 14 --- South Carolina
This is so true. Surround yourself with friends that make you happy, positive and enthusiastic.October 29, 2007
" Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Remind yourself that god is with you and nothing can defeat you!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nikita T., Age 13 --- India
This Quote is one of my favorites. It reminds me of my strengths and helps me revive faith in my own self.October 29, 2007
" Sometimes, it doesn't really matter who or what you are, but rather the things you do in life that will make a difference."
Written in 2007 by Dylan P., Age 17 --- MalaysiaOctober 24, 2007
" Forgiving your best friend would be one of the hardest things to do. In the bible it says to forgive and forget. When my mother told me that, it really hit me hard. I still don't understand how you can forgive someone that hurt you so bad but what I learned at the end is that not forgiving your best friend or someone close to you is not only hurting them but you too."
Written in 2007 by J.G., Age 15 --- Florida
One thing I would love teens my age to learn is that things don't always go the way you want. But at the end, you might end up the stronger person. Keep this in mind through your years and it will be sure to take you places. I hope it inspires people to do the right thing when it comes to friends and to keep them close.October 24, 2007
" Fish are like people; if they kept their mouth shut they wouldn't get in trouble."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emily S., Age 15 --- Mississippi
This one has stuck in my head for 3 years and it has a great meaning! I put the devotionals from this page on the boards everyday for my students!!October 24, 2007
" Look at the bright side; a bad day will eventually end giving you the opportunity to make tomorrow a great one."
Written in 2007 by Kaelynn J., Age 13 --- California
I once said this to a friend and thought it sounded pretty good.October 22, 2007
" The only way to truly forgive someone is to forget what they did."
Farquad --- Submitted by A.S., Age 13 --- Washington
I've been having a lot of trouble with this girl who used to be my best friend. After she moved away for about a month or two, she came back here and ever since we were never as close as before. We were like sisters and we were so happy. Then another girl came and moved from Virginia and she became her new best friend and never has time for me. I found in my heart to forgive the other girl but now I need to forgive my EX-best friend. We are trying to go back to the way it was but I think we both know that it's never going to be like it was before. The more I think about this, the easier it is for me to forgive someone. I hope this helps some of you as much as it did me.October 22, 2007
" Think like a man of thoughts. Work like a man of thoughts."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Manjunath B., Age 14 --- IndiaOctober 22, 2007
" You can only be as good as the goals you set for yourself. If you let God be your light and follow your dreams, you will never fail."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.H., Age 18 --- Virginia
I have been a runner now going on five years. I have always been a mediocre runner until I came to Liberty. When I began letting God into my life, my life was completely changed and the goals I set for myself were shattered. I have achieved more then I ever wanted because I let god control my heart. I believe everyone should be given the chance to better themselves.October 17, 2007
" The way I see it, you might as well take as big a bite out of life as you can and choke on it, rather than take small bites and never be fully satisfied."
Written in 2007 by Becca F., Age 15 --- South Carolina
This just popped into my head while I was talking to a friend.October 17, 2007
" Don't lose yourself, but don't take yourself too seriously."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by D.E., Age 16 --- Washington
Sometimes we focus so much on being who we are destined to be that we forget to giggle every now and then.October 17, 2007
" The biggest fish in the river got that way by never getting caught."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Natasha B., Age 14 --- Idaho
This quote made my life wake up and get to work.October 17, 2007
" It's not pain that hurts, it's the life that caused it and life is what you make it."
Written in 2007 by Samantha T., Age 14 --- Oklahoma
It lets people know that it is your life; you can make it happy or painful.October 15, 2007
" Brighten your day with a sunshine of thanks."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Navya B., Age 14 --- United Arab EmiratesOctober 15, 2007
" I shall rise up to this beast before me even though defeat is imminent. There is no connotation of love preventing my flight, love will not be my savior, and yet what is love? Defiance shall be my victory. So come forth demon and I shall bow politely and embrace your wrath."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hyphen, Age 17 --- United Kingdom
I liked this because it shows that no matter what, human will power is the most powerful thing and no matter what, we can all face our fears and deal with them accordingly.October 15, 2007
" You may be popular, you may be beautiful, you may be a jock, you may be a prep, or you may be an emo. But at the end of the day, are you happy? Life's hard especially when so many of us are more fake then our hair color. But honestly, would you change yourself for 700 days when the only person you have to like is yourself?"
Written in 2007 by Ashley M., Age 13 --- OklahomaOctober 10, 2007
" No matter how hard it is to achieve my dream, I'll put in all my effort and do my best! Dreams come true for those who really work hard. Don't give up easily!"
Written in 2007 by Sherilyn W., Age 15 --- Malaysia
Bad days will be over. We must keep on moving to reach our dream, no matter how hard it is.October 10, 2007
" Live life to the fullest with no worries. If you worry, you cannot truly live life to the fullest!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Fawn F., Age 17 --- MontanaOctober 10, 2007
" We have to be careful of the world, no, we have to be careful of the world's people. This is a lesson to all - to stick with your true friends. True friends will be there until the end. If you go with the wrong people, you will begin to act and think like the wrong people. But if you avoid the wrong ones, you will be the one on top when you watch the wrong people fall into nothing."
Written in 2007 by A.S., Age 13 --- Maryland
I made this quote up on my own. I was having trouble with people who I thought were friends so I wrote this to clear my mind and help others.October 8, 2007
" The three hardest things to say are: I'm sorry, I forgive you, and I love you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aggie F., Age 16 --- VirginiaOctober 8, 2007
" God doesn't fix your problems for you. He gives you opportunities to fix them yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.M., Age 14 --- FloridaOctober 8, 2007
" You can kick a ball to make it move. If you want to keep the ball rolling, you've got to keep kicking."
Written in 2007 by Jaritxa D., Age 15 --- Georgia
Success is definitely about consistency. Why stop now? Hey, look! You could be GREAT!!October 3, 2007
" Working alone teaches you to keep going. Working in a group teaches you how to do that, without getting worked up."
Written in 2007 by Kate F., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
It's spirit week at my high school and as an active junior board member, I volunteered to start decorating the hallway. Tonight's task was to make a giant magic lamp. There were about six of us and we weren't all really great friends, and it took over 2 hours. We had so much fun together, trying to figure out how to mold chicken wire and cover it with gold-spray painted newspaper. When we ran into problems, we were there for each other to keep the mood light.October 3, 2007
" An eagle leaps a little before it even learns how to fly."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dez N., Age 15 --- SingaporeOctober 3, 2007
" We have two hands to hold, we have two arms to hug, we have two lips to kiss, and one heart to find another's that matches our own."
Written in 2007 by Chris M., Age 15 --- United Kingdom
Don't give up on love because it's tough. Love is life and if you give up on love, then you give up on life... then what does that make you?October 1, 2007
" No child is born a mistake, just an unexpected miracle."
Karen J. --- Submitted by Karen B., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
My sister wrote it and it's very motivational at least to me, because I always thought I was a mistake.October 1, 2007
" The path to success starts when you stop fearing yourself."
Written in 2007 by Adam H., Age 16 --- KentuckyOctober 1, 2007
" If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment."
Marcus Aurelius --- Submitted by Zanobia J., Age 18 --- India
Life is not what happens to us but what we make of what happen to us. Everything rests in our hands. We have the power to accomplish everything. God bless everyone!October 1, 2007
" Dwelling on the past will get you nowhere because the past is something we cannot change but making the future is something we do every day. You have a long life ahead of you; make it the way you want."
Copyright © 2007 William Dunbar
A friend came to me and said that he had lost everything and wanted to kill himself. I told him that he was looking too far in the past and that he could gain everything in the future. He almost made it.