"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"
OCTOBER 2000 - DECEMBER 2000

December 29, 2000
" Look around... It's not about making a living, but rather making a life."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michelle Silva --- Virginia
December 29, 2000
" Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
--- Albert Einstein --- Submitted by Yogesh Shah --- New Jersey
December 29, 2000
" Do not wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel;
Stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself."
--- Sara Henderson --- Submitted by C. Craddock --- NSW, Australia
December 27, 2000
" Some birds aren't meant to be caged.
Their feathers are just too bright."
--- Morgan Freeman (a line in "The Shawshank Redemption")
--- Submitted by Donald F. --- Pennsylvania
December 27, 2000
" A love of life is truly reserved for those who demonstrate a life of love."
--- Copyright © 1992 Marc Bond
December 27, 2000
" Giants are for the kill.
They do not need more than a stone and a string.
Think simple and conquer your problems."
--- Copyright © 2000 Kenneth Aidelojie
December 22, 2000
" If you think the world is all wrong
Remember it contains people like you."
--- Mahatma Gandhi --- Submitted by Daniel Ward --- Colorado
December 22, 2000
" Money buys satisfaction but never fulfillment."
--- Copyright © 2000 Cameron Nolan
December 22, 2000
" If I had my life to live over again,
I'd love more, laugh more, learn more, and forgive more.
I don't have that choice.
You don't have that choice either, don't make my mistake."
--- Copyright © 2000 Greg Olson
December 20, 2000
" If I had only...
Forgotten future greatness and looked at the green things and the buildings
And reached out to those around me and smelled the air
And ignored the forms and the self-styled obligations
And heard the rain on the roof
And put my arms around my wife ..
And it's not too late"
--- Hugh Prather --- Submitted by Jerome R. --- Minnesota

December 20, 2000
" The Truth is Absolute and Absolutely Powerful."
--- Copyright © 1999 Mike Corthell
December 20, 2000
" No matter where you go, that's where you'll be."
--- 1979 David M. Leininger --- Illinois
December 18, 2000
" If money is gone, nothing is gone.
If time is gone, something is gone.
If health is gone, everything is gone."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amit Koshti --- Maharashtra, India
December 18, 2000
" If you get too far into it... You're out of it!"
--- Copyright © 1995 Thomas Giammona
December 15, 2000
" Why do you have to send your 60 year old parent to a home
When he/she did not do so when you were 6?"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Carolyn Chia --- Singapore
December 15, 2000
" Hugging is the ideal gift. Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows you care, comes with its own wrapping and, of course, is fully returnable. Hugging is practically perfect. No batteries to wear out, inflation-proof, non-fattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof and nontaxable."
--- Charles Faraone --- Submitted by Lisa Shucker --- Pennsylvania
December 15, 2000
" Never say you'll forgive and forget
If you cannot let go of what's in the past.
When you can look into the other person's eye
And feel the happiness that he/she experiences,
Then you know that you have truly forgiven and forgotten."
--- Copyright © 2000 Kristie Phan
December 13, 2000
" Success is a poor, but common, substitute for happiness."
--- Copyright © 2000 Cameron Nolan
December 13, 2000
" If your feelings are telling you doubts, then listen to them.
If you can picture things, be cautious.
If something does not feel right, be warned."
--- Copyright © 2000 Lisa R. Frisby
December 13, 2000
" Worries are no solutions to any problem."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarath Chandran Mohan --- New Jersey
December 11, 2000
" Life is not a rehearsal, it is the real thing!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marlene Shuetrim --- Sydney, Australia
December 11, 2000
" I don't know how I missed it, then again I was probably too scared to look."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Matthew Rice --- Pennsylvania
December 11, 2000
" It is folly to be wise where ignorance is bliss."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Keith Srinivasan --- Victoria, Australia
December 8, 2000
" It all depends;
Everything in life you have to do for the right reasons,
Without deceiving yourself or others."
--- Copyright © 2000 Rebecca Jinno
December 8, 2000
" What consumes your thoughts controls your life."
--- Scott Stapp --- Submitted by Elena Flores --- Indiana
December 8, 2000
" Magic happens."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sandy Johnston --- Wollongong, Australia
December 6, 2000
" Time is a gift, not a possession."
--- Copyright © 2000 Cameron Nolan
December 6, 2000
" That which is different, may in actuality be the same."
--- Copyright © 2000 Ed Magera
December 6, 2000
" Faith can move mountains, but doubt will create them."
--- Brian McHenry --- Submitted by Kristian Bertelsman
December 4, 2000
" If there was no tomorrow,
How hard would you go today?"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chris S. --- South Dakota
December 4, 2000
" There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience,
And that is not learning from experience."
--- Archibald MacLeish --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- Washington
December 4, 2000
" Why is it that we accept people's food
Before accepting the people themselves?"
--- My teacher --- Submitted by C.B., Age 11 --- New Jersey
December 1, 2000
" Frustration Fuels Growth!"
--- Corey H. --- Washington
December 1, 2000
" Anything made in and with love is never lost or wasted."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by L. R. --- Texas
December 1, 2000
" Maybe it is better to bend a little than to break altogether."
--- Alyth Johnstone --- Submitted by Alyth M. --- NSW, Australia
November 29, 2000
" When was the last time someone said "Wow" after interacting with you?"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Annelize Kraounakis --- Gauteng, South Africa
November 29, 2000
" I was once asked a rhetorical question:
What ever happen to that little kid in all of us?
I responded by saying:
His mom told him it was time for diner,
Then he got in a little trouble,
But he will be back in a little while."
--- Jake Edward --- Submitted by Spencer Q. --- Nebraska
November 29, 2000
" What you do in life, echos in eternity."
--- Gladiator (the movie) --- Submitted by C.J. --- North Carolina
--- Correction to quote supplied by Troy Moore --- Michigan --- 12/13/00
November 27, 2000
" Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing."
--- George Sheehan --- Submitted by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia
November 27, 2000
" Things in your life sometimes don't go the way you want them to. You might get what you want and think that that's what will make you happy, but then you are unhappy. People like me, you, all of us, have a time in our lives when we cannot deal with what we are going through. That's where your true friends, the people you can trust, come in. Use them wisely, that is what they are here for, so never hurt your friends because when you really need them, they might not want to be there."
--- Copyright © 2000 Danielle Nicole Cinquanti
November 27, 2000
" Man did not weave the web of life,
He is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web,
He does to himself."
--- Chief Seattle --- Submitted by Stephanie B. --- Tennessee
November 22, 2000
" I see the past as only a positive challenge to the future."
--- Stevland Morris aka "Stevie Wonder" --- Submitted by Sonja Rideout --- California
November 22, 2000
" A misty morning doesn't always signify a cloudy day."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jenni Blair --- NSW, Australia
November 22, 2000
" Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chrystal Costa --- Maryland
November 20, 2000
" The biggest lesson I've learned was that if you have all the fresh water you want to drink and all the food you want to eat, you ought never to complain about anything."
--- Eddie Rickenbacker
--- (World War I flying ace, after being adrift in the Pacific ocean for 21 days)
--- Submitted by Jennifer Gokmen --- Istanbul, Turkey
November 20, 2000
" Men and Women are judged by achievements, not by dreams."
--- David Starr Jordan --- Submitted by M.C. --- North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
November 20, 2000
A Dozen Things to Do Today

Remember that some of the world's nicest joys are its most special people, and that you are definitely one of them.

Take care of that special person.

Enjoy the ride.

When the world is too busy, slow it down.

Climb one rung higher on the ladder to your stars.

Imagine what the view will look like when you get where you're going.

Stay in touch with your inner voice; it always speaks the truth.

When you've been working too hard, give your batteries time to recharge.

Remember that you are someone who is thought of - with friendship and with love.

Keep a smile on that wonderful face of yours.

Have a great day.

And be happy!
--- Collin McCarty --- Submitted by Emily C. --- Manila, Philippines
November 17, 2000
" The past can only remain the past
When it doesn't affect the present."
--- Copyright © 2000 Monica-Louise Carrington
November 17, 2000
" Experience, strength and hope
Are cornerstones of early recovery for many.
To abandon hope is not to give up,
But to live in today, just for today."
--- Copyright © 1999 James Mullins
November 17, 2000
" Once I did bad, but I heard it ever
Twice I did good, but I heard it never."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Girish Sutar --- Maharashtra, India
November 15, 2000
" To know that we know what we know,
And that we do not know what we do not know,
That is true knowledge."
--- Confucius --- Submitted by Katy P. --- Minnesota
November 15, 2000
" Don't try to be something you're not
Be something you know you can be."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jammylee Hawkins
November 15, 2000
" If you have a dream, write it down.
If you do not write it down
You do not have a dream - you have a wish."
--- Copyright © 2000 Steve Maraboli
November 13, 2000
" Great people take risks,
Good people often wish they had taken more."
--- Kelley Passmore
--- Submitted by Andrew Gillespie --- Melbourne, Australia
November 13, 2000
" Let us not be so consumed in our own intellects,
That we view us as being the only ones
Capable of teaching and giving insightful opinions.
Less we be the ones who miss out on being taught,
That which we might need to learn."
--- Copyright © 2000 Nina BlaiseMarie
November 13, 2000
" If you go through life trying to make every one else happy,
You will be miserable.
Make yourself happy
And let every one else worry about themselves."
--- Copyright © 1988 G.W. Hart Jr.
November 10, 2000
" God gave each of us two ears to hear and one mouth to speak.
Maybe he meant for us to listen twice as much as we can talk."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Juan Cavallo --- Florida
November 10, 2000
" Everybody is a story. When I was a child, people sat around kitchen tables and told their stories. We don't do that so much anymore. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us live a life worth remembering. Despite the awesome powers of technology many of us still do not live very well. We need to listen to each other's stories once again."
--- Rachel Naomi Remen --- Submitted by Adeline Fallon --- Pennsylvania
November 10, 2000
" Losers see icy streets
Winners put on their skates
Losers let it happen
Winners make it happen
And others wonder what happened."
--- Samantha Riley, Australian Swimmer
--- Submitted by Michelle Turner --- Riverwood, Australia
November 8, 2000
" Learn from nature:
The wind flows over the earth both giving and taking lif
The rock and earth are steady and sure
Water takes many shapes and is both soft and invulnerable and
Fire is greedy and consumes all who are unprepared."
--- Copyright © 1999 Lem D. Absher
November 8, 2000
" Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong.
Love is the only thing that lets us see each other
With the remotest accuracy."
--- Martha Beck --- Submitted by Amber Moore --- Missouri
November 8, 2000
" Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength
While loving someone deeply gives you courage."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lauren P. --- Illinois
November 6, 2000
" Don't stay in the past,
It'll hurt in the future."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.S. --- Florida
November 6, 2000
" Regrets are letters to be send out;
Not a sympathetic thing to keep in our hearts,
Not something we voice out and scream all the things inside,
Just to feel the importance of the events in our life."
--- Copyright © 2000 Rowel Nuestro
November 6, 2000
" The miseries and struggles of life are like the fire.
It will only burn the false but will render the truth brighter & brighter."
--- Copyright © 2000 T.W.Hamdy
November 3, 2000
" I learned there are troubles
Of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead
And some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat.
I'm all ready, you see.
Now my troubles are going
To have troubles with me!"
--- Dr. Seuss --- Submitted by Heather A. --- Ohio
November 3, 2000
" It is not necessary that things will happen as we expect,
It might happen against our expectations too,
Especially when it is least expected."
--- Copyright © 2000 Ashraf Ali
November 3, 2000
" If you are always afraid to fail,
You will always fail to succeed."
--- Copyright © 2000 Sean Pastuch
November 1, 2000
" The second kick from a jackass is of no educational value."
--- Old Southern saying --- Submitted by Cooper Magli --- Tennessee
November 1, 2000
" If the intention behind a kind act
Is merely acceptance from those around you,
It is no longer an act of kindness."
--- Copyright © 2000 Erin Slocum
November 1, 2000
" Experience is the only thing in life
Where the test comes before the lesson."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Murtaza Merali --- Mombasa, Kenya
October 30, 2000
" Misery stays as long as it's welcome."
--- Copyright © 1999 Mary Ann Herman
October 30, 2000
" The great tragedy in life is not death...
It's what dies inside of you while you're living."
--- Gary Buse --- Submitted by Dorothy Wire --- Indiana
October 30, 2000
" Stop having a job, and start having a life!"
--- Copyright © 1998 Kirk Weisler
October 27, 2000
" Always apologize first;
Especially when you are right."
--- Lemuel Dillard Meadows --- Submitted by Lem Absher --- Tennessee
October 27, 2000
" If there were a mile-high mountain of granite, and once every ten thousand years a bird flew past and brushed it with a feather, by the time that mountain was worn away, only a fraction of a second would have passed in the context of eternity."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dorothy Wire --- Indiana
October 27, 2000
" Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J. Klein --- Maryland
October 25, 2000
" Excuses only satisfy the person making them."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brian Begley --- Kentucky
October 25, 2000
" In a solid friendship
It's difficult to burn bridges,
But it does not take a major fire
To weaken it's structure and integrity."
--- Copyright © 2000 Chris Craig
October 25, 2000
" Love thy mother, for one day she may not be there
To caress the door you slam shut in anger."
--- Copyright © 2000 Sunny Khan
October 23, 2000
" People believe that only money can bring you happiness but I believe family and friends are what truly make me happy. For when you die, money will never substitute for memories spent with loved ones."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.R. --- California
October 23, 2000
" Everyday is a good day, some are just better than others!"
--- My Dad --- Submitted by Richard Strader --- Illinois
October 23, 2000
" It's the things that hurt the most at the time,
That make you the strongest in the end."
--- RLC --- Iowa
October 20, 2000
A Has Been

I'd like to be a could be
If I could not be an are
For a could be is a may be
With a chance of touching par

I'd rather be a has been
Than a might have been by far
For a might have been has never been
But a has been was an are!
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Paul Christenson --- Illinois
October 20, 2000
" Prosperity does not come by geographical location,
But by strategic positioning."
--- Copyright © 1998 Andrew Eweka
October 20, 2000
" Be careful; for what you ask for you might just get."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dody Mealey --- Iowa
October 18, 2000
" Only through history can we learn
Not to make yesterday's mistakes tomorrow."
--- Copyright © 1996 Brad Sutton
October 18, 2000
" Man's comprehension between fact and fiction,
Sometimes causes us to lose what is most important."
--- Copyright © 2000 Danielle Williams
October 18, 2000
" People who never get carried away should be."
--- Copyright © 2000 Danielle Whitney
October 16, 2000
" He came into my life through a tear
And will live in my life like a smile."
--- Copyright © 2000 Sonal Kapadia
October 16, 2000
" Everyone on this planet would probably want to seek out the person who has the same problems as they do, and ask that person how to get through them....but won't that person be asking you the same thing?"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tyler P. --- Saskatchewan, Canada
October 16, 2000
" I would rather wear out in this life doing good;
Than to rust out doing nothing."
--- Copyright © 1973 Lacy Steele
October 13, 2000
" The chief cause of failure and unhappiness
Is trading what we want most
For what we want right now."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Saralyn Stone --- Texas
October 13, 2000
" To deal with what's going on inside,
Look at what's around outside."
--- Copyright © 1999 Kenneth Wallace
October 13, 2000
" We cannot trust others until we learn to trust ourselves."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Danielle Iwanyszyn --- Pennsylvania
October 11, 2000
" Limits limit."
--- Copyright © 1998 Patrick Harris
October 11, 2000
" Be all that you envy."
--- Raine Maida --- Submitted by S. Wilson --- Ontario, Canada
October 11, 2000
" A job worth doing is worth doing right."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stacy I. --- Louisiana
October 9, 2000
" One of the remedies for stress is desserts. Why?
Because STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- Washington
October 9, 2000
" Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Submitted by Jaime Becker --- California
October 9, 2000
" A bulldog can whip a skunk, but it's not worth it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by C. Dunn --- Kentucky
October 6, 2000
" Man plans and God laughs!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ian Ross --- England, United Kingdom
October 6, 2000
" Ditch diggers are the only people that start at the top."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Randy Blumhagen --- California
October 6, 2000
" Sometimes you have to look reality in the face...and deny it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Wendy M. --- California
October 4, 2000
" A person's opposition to a subject or issue
Is in direct proportion to his/her ignorance of it."
--- Copyright © 1985 Everette Bowie
October 4, 2000
" Don't forget to read the words between the lines.
They may say more then the words in bold print."
--- Copyright © 2000 Carol Sartain
October 4, 2000
" The challenge in this world of being someone else is to be yourself."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeremy Cheong --- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 2, 2000
" Remember you've got one body,
Respect it.
One mind,
Feed it.
And one life,
So enjoy it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ace R. --- Ontario, Canada
October 2, 2000
" The most intolerable act is the acknowledgment of one's ignorance
And the unwillingness to change."
--- Copyright © 2000 Michael Allen Johnson
October 2, 2000
" You have to take life as it comes to you.
You can just mold the way you look at it."
--- Copyright © 2000 Sachin Dutta