" It's not the situation, it's the reaction to the situation."
--- Bob Conklin --- Sent in by Natarajan Dakshinamurthy --- OregonDecember 27, 1999
The touch of a loving human's hands
Someone who cares and understands
Feels like the warming summer sun
Right when the day has just begun.
The touch of a dog's or cat's wet nose
Can make you flourish like a rose
Nothing compares to the love it gives
If you give it love as long as it lives.
The touch of a gentle summer breeze
Blowing through the giant trees
Giving you a soft caress
Makes your heart ache a little less.
--- Copyright © 1999 Marianne, aka Songviolin --- SwedenDecember 24, 1999
" Happiness is never right around the corner.
Instead, it always exists in the present moment.
The key to perpetual happiness
Is learning to recognize and enjoy that moment."
--- Copyright © 1999 Tim Barchie --- GeorgiaDecember 22, 1999
" Live for the present moment, think of nothing but that.
Reflect on the Past, for Fate is what resides there.
Hope for the Future, for that is where you choose it all."
--- Copyright © 1999 Konrad Williams --- GeorgiaDecember 20, 1999
" Invariably when asked the source of their knowledge and power, the truly powerful will reply: It is not my power. What little power I have is but a minute expression of a far greater power. I am merely a conduit. It is not my power at all."
--- M. Scott Peck, M.D. --- Sent in by ARHIII --- TexasDecember 17, 1999
" To watch is not to love."
--- Carl Jung --- Sent in by Maxine MitchellDecember 17, 1999
" If your only goal is to achieve security,
There are two things you will never achieve:
(1) security; (2) anything else."
--- Robert Brault --- Sent in by Joan BraultDecember 15, 1999
" It's good that everyone's different.
If everyone was the same;
I wouldn't know who to go home with."
--- Copyright © 1999 Gabrielle Marie Gussin --- Age 6December 15, 1999
" Man doesn't find justice just
Just because it is justice...
But because it is justice
Just founded by man."
--- Copyright © 1999 Robert F. Pietersz --- Curacao, Netherlands AntillesDecember 13, 1999
" I have to live with myself and so
I have to be fit for myself to know.
I want to be able, as days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye.
I don't want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I've done."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent by Tuala Williams --- TexasDecember 13, 1999
" As you go through life you learn
That if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Karen Brammell --- New JerseyDecember 10, 1999
" There is but one guarantee in life;
The guarantee that life's path is always changing."
--- Copyright © 1999 Tim Barchie --- GeorgiaDecember 10, 1999
" Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity,
As the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter."
--- James Fenimore Cooper --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- KentuckyDecember 8, 1999
" How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares,
Were there any danger of their coming true?"
--- L. P. Smith --- Sent in by Brad RauschenbachDecember 8, 1999
" Conceit is a terrible disease.
It makes everybody sick except the one who has it. "
--- Sam B. --- MississippiDecember 6, 1999
" Embarrassment is realizing you've just been yourself.....in public."
--- Haley Westbrook --- Sent in by Joel Fyke --- MississippiDecember 6, 1999
" If I am going to be like you,
Whose is going to be like me?"
--- DeCarla Marie Anderson --- Dawn Lofton --- LouisianaDecember 3, 1999
" Message all men need to hear:
You never know when you're going on your first date with your wife."
--- Josh Phair --- FloridaDecember 3, 1999
" The truth is always the truth...what you experience may be the lie."
--- Pastor Jeff Scherer --- Sent in by Lee Ayers --- IowaDecember 1, 1999
" I never get angry at the fool;
Only the wise man who sees the truth and runs away."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Joe Perez --- TexasNovember 29, 1999
" If there's nothing in your heart,
What's in your head doesn't matter."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Melissa Grant --- Ontario, CanadaNovember 24, 1999
THINGS I'M THANKFUL FOR
" ....the mess to clean after a party
because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
....the taxes I pay
because it means that I'm employed.
....the clothes that fit a little too snug
because it means I have enough to eat.
....my shadow who watches me work
because it means I am out in the sunshine.
....a lawn that needs mowing,
windows that need cleaning
and gutters that need fixing
because it means I have a home.
....the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot
because it means I am capable of walking.
....all the complaining I hear about our government
because it means we have freedom of speech.
....my huge heating bill
because it means I am warm.
...the lady behind me in church who sings off key
because it means that I can hear.
....the piles of laundry and ironing
because it means my loved ones are nearby.
....weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day
because it means I have been productive.
....the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours
because it means that I'm alive.
....the friends and family I can share this message with
to remind us all what is important in life."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Dennis Pulchinski ---IllinoisNovember 22, 1999
" That's why they call them crushes.
If they didn't hurt they would call them something else."
--- From the movie Sixteen Candles --- Sent in by Donna --- IllinoisNovember 19, 1999
" Never trust a man who doesn't laugh,
Look you in the eye, or who doesn't like dogs."
--- My Dad's words of wisdom --- Sent in by Linda Aucoin --- Nova Scotia, CanadaNovember 19, 1999
" The true nature of all human life is to play.
Earth is a task garden. Heaven is a playground."
--- G.K. Chesterton --- Sent in by Tyler Johnson ---WyomingNovember 17, 1999
" All love that has not friendship for its base,
Is like a mansion built upon the sand."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- KentuckyNovember 15, 1999
" Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him."
--- E. M. Forster --- Sent in by Marcus Calfin --- Michigan November 12, 1999
" Treat money like your God
And it will plague you like the devil."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Vanessa --- Victoria, AustraliaNovember 10, 1999
" The Greatest and most sincere and respectful thing we can do for those who have suffered great pains and sorrows before us, such as living through a war, is to endeavor to never war or cause pain and sorrow to ourselves now or to future generations. That to do this would be greater than any monument the finest sculptor or artist could create, for it is better to work together to avoid the easy path of pain and sorrow, through the indescribably valuable desire to love and heal."
--- Copyright © Konrad Williams --- GeorgiaNovember 8, 1999
" Everything that irritates us about others,
Can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
--- Carl Jung --- Submitted by Becky Nystrom --- New YorkNovember 5, 1999
" I believe in growing things
and in things which have grown and died magnificently.
I believe in people
and in the simple aspects of human life
and in the relation of man to nature.
I believe man must be free, both in spirit and society,
that he must build strength into himself,
affirming the enormous beauty of the world
and acquiring the confidence to see and express the vision."
--- Ansel Adams --- Submitted by Brian FishNovember 3, 1999
" One can only judge a man by his actions
When he is absolutely free to choose."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Monica Wyckoff --- New JerseyNovember 1, 1999
" Goals that are not written down are just wishes."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- MalaysiaOctober 29, 1999
" We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
And then leap in the dark toward our success."
--- Henry David Thoreau --- Sent in by Tammy Stinson --- CaliforniaOctober 27, 1999
" Everybody thinks that 80 is a long time to live,
That is until they reach 79,
And then they don't think 80 years is very long.
It is not til we look back
That we see how fast time and life really is but a spark,
That is nothing, compared to the time we will be dead."
--- Richard J. Troy --- Sent in by Kathleen --- MissouriOctober 25, 1999
" Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
But we are responsible for who we become."
--- Author Unknown -- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- WashingtonOctober 22, 1999
" Today is tomorrow's yesterday.
Make it count!"
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Brian FishOctober 20, 1999
" Give yourself permission to be late sometimes;
Life was made for living, not scheduling!"
--- Shirley --- MichiganOctober 18, 1999
" You asked me why I loved you.
I answered, Because I was meant to."
--- Juli Hocking --- MassachusettsOctober 15, 1999
" Those who are too foolish to remember the past
Are condemned to repeat it."
--- Santa Ana --- Sent in by Kres Slattery --- Alberta, CanadaOctober 13, 1999
" Music is the vernacular of the soul."
--- C.P. --- Tasmania, AustraliaOctober 11, 1999
" There is a destiny that makes us brothers.
No one goes his way alone.
All that you send into the lives of others
Comes back into your own."
--- Something my dad taught me --- Unsure of quote origination
--- Sent in by Ronald Sarnie --- FloridaOctober 8, 1999
" Too many of us stay walled
Because we are afraid of being hurt.
We are afraid to care too much,
For fear that the other person does not care at all."
--- Eleanor Roosevelt --- Sent in by Charity --- SingaporeOctober 6, 1999
" The only easy day, was yesterday!"
--- Author Unknown --- Saying that the members of the UDT/SEALS live by
--- Sent in by C. Watkins --- MichiganOctober 4, 1999
" Do you seek to conquer the world as others perceive it
Or do you seek to conquer the world as you envision it to be?
It is right to support and appreciate others dreams
As long as you pursue and conquer your own in the process."
--- Copyright © 1999 Bryce FranksOctober 1, 1999
" Well, it seems to me that the best relationships--the ones that last--are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flick somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is...suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with."
--- Scully (the X files) --- Compliments of Catherine, Age 15 --- New JerseySeptember 29, 1999
" Take time to laugh,
For it's the music of the soul."
--- Jen Dragoo --- TexasSeptember 27, 1999
" As long as you keep your sleeves rolled up,
You'll never lose the shirt off your back."
--- Jen Budrick --- WisconsinSeptember 24, 1999
" Happy people have one basic knack --
They can be happy knowing they could be happier."
--- Robert Brault --- Sent in by Joan BraultSeptember 24, 1999
" Generation X is not just full of slackers but of seekers."
--- Steve Gerety --- New HampshireSeptember 22, 1999
" God can do wonders with a broken heart;
If we give him all of the pieces."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- WashingtonSeptember 22, 1999
How to be treated by guys!
" Make sure they treat you like a table cloth,
Not like a dish towel.
You try to never get your table cloth dirty,
You try to keep it spotless, and you treat it well.
Your dishtowels are stained and you don't mind,
And you treat them terribly."
--- My Grandma --- Sent in by R.T. --- ArkansasSeptember 20, 1999
" Cherish life, for you do not get another one."
--- Kevin Wilson --- OhioSeptember 20, 1999
" Time is the longest distance between two places."
--- Tennessee Williams --- Sent in by Vickie Burgers --- New ZealandSeptember 17, 1999
" Many are those who can make impressions;
Few are those who leave them."
--- Brian G. Jett --- KentuckySeptember 17, 1999
" Overcome hard tasks by being head strong, dramatic, and optimistic."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kimberly Pickard --- North CarolinaSeptember 15, 1999
" Be ashamed to die until you have won one victory for humanity."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Joe A. Perez --- TexasSeptember 15, 1999
our angels coincide within perfect variations,
call it .. coincidental inspiration
this is how we are Gaining Our Definitions,
this is how we swallow love's imagination
call it .. profound intuition,
this is how beings of light create spiritual intermissions
this is what made you question your physical position,
call it a revelation
call it a decision,
a decision to become love's reflection ...
even upon darkness, like the moon's intention
call it .. a symbolic explanation,
call these words an eternal capsule ...
only hidden by egotistical imaginations
let us call this the reversal of segregation!
we are all Gaining Our Definitions! .. evasive from labelizations
we are .. intertwined with the notion
of living within one harmonious motion,
otherwise known as time's manifestation
this is when angels coincide within perfect variations!
not the end
--- Copyright © 1999 Yaron FishmanSeptember 13, 1999
" The course of true love never did run smooth."
--- William Shakespeare --- Sent in by Robson Prybecz --- BrazilSeptember 13, 1999
" Change is mandatory, stress is manageable, but misery is optional!"
--- Author Unknown (Posted in the Post Office) ---Sent in by Gary ParksSeptember 10, 1999
" The ifs, the ands & the buts of life,
Most often turn into would'ves, should'ves, and could'ves."
--- John Pavlick --- New YorkSeptember 8, 1999
" Your life is merely a reflection
Of what your sub-conscious mind believes you desire."
--- Steve Wharton --- United KingdomSeptember 3, 1999
" The best, and worst thing about time,
Is that it never stops!"
--- Rick CooperSeptember 1, 1999
" What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
--- Jean Jacques Rousseau --- Sent in by Martha Varzaly ---PennsylvaniaAugust 30, 1999
" If you worry about tomorrow today,
Today is going to be a bad day."
--- Robert Bickerton --- Manitoba, CanadaAugust 27, 1999
" The people on top of the mountain did not fall there."
--- Source Unknown --- Sent in by Teresa Meyer --- Perth, Western AustraliaAugust 25, 1999
" The more I know, the more I think I know very little."
--- Prince Gupta --- New YorkAugust 23, 1999
" There is only one happiness in life - to love - and be loved!"
--- George Sand --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- WashingtonAugust 20, 1999
" A face without freckles would be like a sky without stars."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jennifer Daniel --- OklahomaAugust 18, 1999
" You know ten things by learning one."
--- Japanese proverb --- Sent in by Rich Swanson --- New ZealandAugust 16, 1999
" Look at the rose in the vase instead of the dust on the table."
--- JB --- CaliforniaAugust 13, 1999
" Anything less than mad passionate extraordinary love,
Is a waste of your time!"
--- A Dream For An Insomniac --- Sent in by Jammie Workman --- TexasAugust 11, 1999
" The moon could not go on shining
If it paid attention to all the little dogs that barked at it."
--- Ceclinda Bowlds --- OklahomaAugust 9, 1999
" The higher you place someone on a pedestal,
The farther and more likely they are to fall."
--- Brian Dassler --- FloridaAugust 6, 1999
" Whoever you are
Wherever you go
Just be yourself
Don't put on a show."
----Ward Bond --- MissouriAugust 4, 1999
" Remember, you can't have everything!
Where would you put it?"
--- J. Montgomery --- CaliforniaAugust 2, 1999
" Love is not a feeling, but a choice."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Chris Daleske --- South Carolina