October 31, 2005
"Friends are like stars. Even when the sun comes out and overpowers them, or when a cloud looms overhead, they are always there. Sometimes, they burn out of our lives or just grow more luminous. But either way, they are always there."
Copyright © 2005 Carson Labash
I wanted to thank all my friends for being there for me :)

October 31, 2005
"Don't dwell in the past. Live in the present."
Written in 2005 by Michela G. Age 13 --- Rhode Island
I wrote this because someone or something can hurt a lot of people or they will have a grudge against people. It seems like they don't know how to live in the present. If you are mad at someone, just let it go. If you were hurt in some way, don't dwell on it; just try to move on!

October 31, 2005
"Don't think of yourself as heart broken, think of yourself as a story that's just ended but your new one's about to begin."
Copyright © 2005 Kelsey Meyerhoff

October 31, 2005
"Don't give it time, don't think about it, and just keep going. Don't pretend to act normal, let it all come naturally. If you cry, you cry, but don't sit there crying your eyes out for hours going, "What if? What if?" It's not your fault, it's not his fault, it just wasn't meant to be."
Written in 2005 by Miriam D., Age 15 --- Australia
Break-ups are a natural thing of life. It's our attitudes that define what the relationship becomes after the break-up.

October 31, 2005
Love In Air

The birds are flying to and fro
The sky is filled with so much more
Feelings of love is everywhere
And you may say...why should I care?

Couples in love stroll here and there
Feelings of love is everywhere
I think one day I'll find true love
Just like the army of birds above.
Naida Salapura --- Submitted by Bridget D., Age 15 --- B.C, Canada
Walking beyond a mile isn't necessary for finding love. It's in everything, with everyone. Love yourself first, and everything else will fall into line.

October 26, 2005
"It's not about what you're doing; it's about how you're doing it. Just as it's not about where you're going, but what you're doing to get there. Because when you think about it, what matters most - your achievements or how you worked towards them?"
Written in 2005 by Jess C., Age 19 --- Tasmania
I don't know how much sense this will make to some people. I learned the hard way that it is not about the destination, but the journey. Please think about it...

October 26, 2005
"If you really want something in life, don't be a fool and give up on it. Try your hardest to get what you want. If you think it is out of reach, do something smaller and build up to get your goal!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nicole R., Age 15 --- Tennessee
I know from experience, don't let anyone stand in your way of what you want because if they stand in your way, you will let people do it for the rest of you life!

October 26, 2005
"Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.K., Age 17 --- Colorado
Our lives are made up of perfect simple little moments that we will always remember and will always bring a smile to our face. As I look back on my high school experience, it is these short perfect moments, perhaps a hug that made my day, a sweet kiss, or a conversation with a best friend, that have made me who I am today.

October 26, 2005
"Don't let high school be your destination but the beginning of your journey and the start of your legacy."
Copyright © 2005 Keidra Brown

October 26, 2005
"Every time you have a hard time remember: you can make it a better one by the things you do."
Written in 2005 by Kathy U., Age 14 --- St. James, Barbados
You must do what is right.

October 24, 2005
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher."
Thomas Henry Huxley --- Submitted by Madison H., Age 15 --- Florida

October 24, 2005
"Life doesn't consist of never making mistakes but in never making the same mistake a second time."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marrissa S., Age 14 --- Illinois
This is a quote that helped me realize a lot in my life and helped me change it for the better.

October 24, 2005
"Failure doesn't have to be a set back, but a stepping-stone to a brighter future."
Written in 2005 by Boitu M., Age 19 --- South Africa
I thought of this after I passed my matrix with very poor grades. I knew I had failed but wasn't about to give up. I wanted to study medicine but couldn't and life had to go on! I had to move towards a brighter future.

October 24, 2005
"If you are sick of being sick, you will stop being sick."
John Davidson --- Submitted by Lisa S., Age 16 --- Florida

October 24, 2005
"When you see a woman, who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told then they are handsome."
Jean Girauddux --- Submitted by Courtney A., Age 16 --- Minnesota
I think this is so true because if you tell people mice things they will surely admire you.

October 19, 2005
"You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your realty."
Written in 2005 by Chels-Ta L., Age 17 --- Maine
It's true to life, I mean if you really think about it, it makes sense.

October 19, 2005
"If I were given the chance to re-live my life and start all over again, I wouldn't... I'll keep my tears, my pain, and ALL my mistakes... as long as I get to keep YOU."
Written in 2005 by Jewell V., Age 19 --- Philippines
I said this to a friend after a long and painful fight. I was depressed at this time because I felt as if I was always the one who ended up at a loss because I thought that I was always the one making sacrifices. However, I realized that I was just being selfish and that keeping my friend was worth all the trouble.

October 19, 2005
"It doesn't matter who says something to you, it matters if you let them get to you. Never let the other side control you."
Written in 2005 by Stephanie H., Age 14 --- Michigan
This quote is from my life. I have applied it to myself and it was something someone said to me that made me think that every teen girl goes through something like this at least one time in their life so here it is; the only way to have everyone know to stay you as long as you can! Never give in to them!

October 19, 2005
"It is easier to take ten little steps than to take five giant steps. It is easier to erase a little smudge rather than trying to erase a big one."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lauren H., Age 14 --- Texas
Don't try to succeed in something by taking huge leaps and trying to do it all at once, you will just waste time and mess up more. Take time to do things. You only have one chance to do most things in life, don't mess it up, do things right the first time around.

October 19, 2005
"The problem with most people is that they strive to or desire to be "rich" someday when really they should strive to be comfortable. Because as long as you are comfortable and happy and have every thing you want, you don't need to be rich."
Written in 2005 by Karol R., Age 15 --- Texas

October 17, 2005
"God will see you through, after all that you're going through. Faith is the key to take a stand; joy is the word to stand up tall. Hoping, forgiving and loving, the qualities of life, designing the future you're building, the dreams taking flight with your heart."
Copyright © 2005 Shawn Williams
This quote is dedicated to my mom, my dad, my sister, my brothers and my friends who supported me throughout 15 years of my longest journey.

October 17, 2005
"Faith is the strongest kind hope."
Written in 2005 by Casey C., Age 15 --- Tennessee

October 17, 2005
"Work hard and good things will happen."
Written in 2005 by Liz Y., Age 18 --- Illinois
If you really want something, keeping pushing towards it no matter what. Eventually you'll get to where you want to go.

October 17, 2005
"Let go of the past and what you envisioned as the future, and simply live in the present."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Evra, Age 16 --- N.S.W, Australia

October 12, 2005
"Don't cry when you miss the sunset. Tears will stop you from admiring the starry sky."
Written in 2005 by Huyen N., Age 17 --- Vietnam
This is what my friend said to console me when I realized the man I loved with all my heart actually never belonged to me.

October 12, 2005
"Friends are family. They are the shoulders we cry on and the backs that carry our weight. Friends are a reason to smile."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kaitland H., Age 15 --- Massachusetts

October 12, 2005
"Never give up, there is always tomorrow. Because you never know, tomorrow might be yours."
Written in 2005 by Brittany W., Age 17 --- Texas
I'm a dancer so I know that you can never give up. I plan to do this my whole life and so words like this are what keep me going. I hope it helps anyone else out there who needs that motivation.

October 12, 2005
"Live each moment to the fullest, because life changes and moves on, and it may never be the same as you once knew it."
Written in 2005 by Hannah H., Age 14 --- North Carolina

October 12, 2005
"So take many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alex J., Age 18 --- Texas
Read and think about it; it might help you with everyday problems.

October 10, 2005
"The first cut is the deepest; Try to love again."
Sheryl Crow --- Submitted by Spovvitt J., Age 16 --- Arizona
If you get hurt - if things don't work out with somebody you love - It's okay to feel pain, but don't give up on life.

October 10, 2005
"Belief is second to strength. If you don't seem to have the strength you need to pull through, make sure you have belief in yourself."
Written in 2005 by Beth M., Age 15 --- N.S., Canada

October 10, 2005
"Making fun of someone, to hurt them, leads to a bad success. But helping someone and making sure they're not hurt is a good success to yourself and others."
Written in 2005 by Shawnda P., Age 14 --- Texas
I thought of this because of a girl at school who makes fun of my name and how it is spelled.

October 10, 2005
"You don't get anywhere in life by stepping on MY feet!!"
Written in 2005 by Tiffany S., Age 17 --- Wisconsin
I came up with this because one of my friends likes to use everyone else to get the things that she could do for herself with no problem. But she has to have everyone else do her homework and things like that. So I thought that since it seemed like she was always walking in someone else's shoes, it was kind of like she was making us carry her and she wasn't doing things for herself. So what I'm trying to say is do things for yourself and ask for help --- not have someone else do it for you. Be you, not them!!

October 10, 2005
"Forget what others think. It's not easy, but it's necessary. Be proud of who you are and what you've accomplished, and don't measure yourself by any standards that don't fit."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kenzie L., Age 18 --- Malaysia

October 5, 2005
"You can either sit back or wonder, "what if", or you can take that risk and know if it was meant to be or not."
Written in 2005 by Abdoul A., Age 19 --- Australia
It's human nature for many people to make others' happiness more important than their own. But think about it, isn't your happiness worth any? We really have two options in life, a) we deny ourselves, just so others have the self-satisfaction of thinking different of you, which leaves you depressed, confused and Not even a individual, or b) take that risk, and be who you are, embrace your individuality, know who you are, be true to yourself, and know who your true friends are? Isn't that worth any? Everyone has different morals and values between one another, we wonder, why don't they understand me? It's because you don't understand them! It's much like pulling a rope on two ends, the more you suppress, the more they'll repress. To have any understanding with someone is to have a balanced and mutual mind, both positive and negative, it is then where both minds connect and learn to love.

October 5, 2005
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. But we must be careful that our first step is not made in the wrong direction."
Written in 2005 by Justin S., Age 15 --- Indiana
As a full-fledged teenager, unsure of what completely to do with his life, there are many choices I must make. Unlikely as it may seem, every choice that we act upon has consequences. Abrupt and possibly small as some of these choices may be, stopping and analyzing the situation may be a better option than just "winging it." I know that we are still young, and in some cases, inexperienced, but believe it or not, we are building the foundation for the rest of our lives at this critical age.

October 5, 2005
"There are things in life that happen for a reason and you can't change that. All you can do is have faith and let destiny take its course."
Written in 2005 by Rebecca S., Age 17 --- New York

October 5, 2005
"Our focus determines our reality."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brent W., Age 16 --- Texas
This simply means, how much you pay attention to things around you, will affect how much you learn. If you don't pay attention and notice things around you, you won't learn anything. But if you do pay attention and are very aware, you will learn immensely.

October 5, 2005
"When trying to accomplish a goal, put your patience first and then you will succeed."
Written in 2005 by Samandria H., Age 14 --- South Carolina

October 3, 2005
"No matter how tough things get, life will always be like the weather. Sometimes it seems like it just won't stop raining down on you and then there's a rainbow. All you have to do when things aren't going good is wait for that rainbow, and never let the rain stop you from going outside."
Written in 2005 by Justine W., Age 14 --- BC, Canada

October 3, 2005
"Life can be so randomly beautiful, as long as you're open to it."
Written in 2005 by Natalie T., Age 14 --- California
I thought this up when I was thinking about life. It really can be beautiful, but you have to be open to learning about it and you can't shut it out. You have to realize that there is no answer to what life is. Just do the best you can to get through it, and try to have some fun on the way.

October 3, 2005
"The future of our country lies in our hands."
Author Unknown ---Submitted by Guninder P., Age 16 --- Punjab, India

October 3, 2005
"You should always do or say something right then and there or the moment will just pass you by. The opportunity you had might not always be there for you later."
Written in 2005 by Amber K., Age 15 --- Missouri
This is something I came up with based on what I Iearned from someone extremely close to me, who passed away. He taught me so many things about life and being yourself and not caring about dull things but live everything to the fullest. I should of said something to him but the moment past me by. I'm left not getting to say what I wanted to but I believe he knows how I really felt and I knew how he felt. Don't let things get in your way.

October 3, 2005
"Every woman has a story. It's not how you tell it; it's how you live it!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.O., Age 15 --- Iowa
This quote tells girls that everyone has a different story behind them and we can still live our lives.