November 30, 2005
"Never let yourself feel less than ANYONE else by dwelling on what others say or think about you... instead, use it as motivation."
Written in 2005 by Jackie C., Age 17 --- Manitoba, Canada
I used to get bothered by people and their gossip, but now, it doesn't bother me anymore; I use this as my motivation to continue on the right path without being effected by people's opinions.

November 30, 2005
"In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down."
Brian Weir --- Submitted by Taylor P., Age 14 --- Texas
You shouldn't let anyone get to you. You are who you are, and no one should affect that in a way you don't want them to.

November 30, 2005
"Life is best understood by those who accept its sorrows as easily as its joy."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tanya A., Age 16 --- India

November 30, 2005
"Everyday is a new day, what will you do with it?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.S., Age 14 --- Colorado

November 30, 2005
"You can't walk on water unless you get out of the boat first."
Copyright © 2005 Seth Bronko
To often people expect or desire great things to happen without stepping out of their comfort zone. Until you step out, these things cannot happen.

November 28, 2005
"Leadership is when everyone steps back but then someone steps forward."
Written in 2005 by Kalena D., Age 15 --- Wisconsin
I wrote this for a literature class and the teacher liked it.

November 28, 2005
"If you let your heart believe a lie, you will never heal."
Copyright © 2005 William Adamchak
I wrote this while I was trying to get over the issue of my mom leaving. I was blaming myself for the whole thing. This helped me get over whose fault it was.

November 28, 2005
"Accept your failures as opportunities to change."
Written in 2005 by Chelsea DK, Age 17 --- Minnesota
I wrote this when I was trying to figure out my own problems.

November 28, 2005
"We enjoy warmth cuz we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in the darkness. By the same token, we appreciate joy cuz we have seen sadness."
Written in 2005 by Tory L., Age 13 --- Ontario, Canada

November 28, 2005
"Take life to the fullest; it's a journey, not a dark road."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.M., Age 17 --- Illinois

November 21, 2005
"No Fear, No Regrets, Fly Forever!"
Written in 2004 by Morgin B., Age 14 --- British Columbia, Canada

November 21, 2005
"Be yourself no matter what; for when someone loves you they love who you are on the inside."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brittany M., Age 14 --- North Carolina

November 21, 2005
"Be the star in everything that you do. If you are going to go through with something, make sure that it is you that wants to do it and not someone pressuring you, because you are worth more than money. If you let someone destroy what you worked hard for, who can you blame?"
Copyright © 2005 Candace Tate

November 21, 2005
"Sometimes you have to climb a mountain to see the beautiful view!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.C., Age 15 --- Tennessee
This quote is good if you are doing something that you don't want to do. It keeps you motivated knowing that you will eventually get something out of it!

November 21, 2005
"Friendship is the opening of ones heart, but love is the devotion of one's soul."
Copyright © 2005 Joshua Houle
I wrote this when I was in some problems. My best friend came to my aid and so did my girl friend. I love my best friend as a brother and I love my girl friend as well... you understand. But never give up.

November 16, 2005
"You cannot live in the past. If you rely on what always happened in the past, it will result in a miserable future. Try new things. Wipe the slate clean."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.M., Age 14 --- West Virginia

November 16, 2005
"It's one of those days when nothing makes sense and you spend hours just thinking about why things are happening like they are. You look around at everything in a daze and eventually, you come to look at the sky. There's always that one star that stares back at you, the same as the rest, but to you, it's so much different. Before you even realize it, you're a little kid again, wishing on a star with all the hope in the world for it to come true. Such faith! Suddenly, you know that everything will be all right, and life is good again."
Written in 2005 by Becca J., Age 14 --- California

November 16, 2005
"People may aggravate you near and far but never let them get to you enough to change who you are."
Written in 2005 by Eve R., Age 15 --- Illinois
This is something I just came up with but do live by. I try to never let anybody aggravate me to the point that I'm going off because that's not who I am; I just don't let them get to me. Also I don't stress over it if someone doesn't like me, if I say this or if I do this or if I like that. I try to just be me.

November 16, 2005
"In order to truly live, you must truly accept yourself for who you really are."
Written in 2005 by Stevie S., Age 17 --- Oregon

November 14, 2005
"Smile, it's all good!"
Written in 2005 by M.S., Age 16 --- California
Just try to remember, even when thing don't seem to be going right everything is and will be okay. Everything happens for a reason, whether you know or never find out. Just keep smiling; you will get through.

November 14, 2005
"Friends are like birds. They fly away and sometimes come back. But sisters are like angels. They are always watching over you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stephany T., Age 18 --- Oklahoma

November 14, 2005
"A man with no dreams has no wings."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jose F., Age 16 --- California

November 14, 2005
"Every sunset is beautiful. But they are so much more exiting when there are clouds in the sky."
Written in 2005 by Natalie T., Age 14 --- California
Sometimes you may think, 'oh life would be so much easier and better if so many problems didn't exist'. Life wouldn't be better if the bad stuff wasn't there. If it wasn't for the bad wouldn't make the good things in life so great. Sunsets are always pretty, but they are better with clouds. Happiness is always great, but it means so much more when you had to sweat a little to get there.

November 14, 2005
"A person who can't keep her mouth shut is a person who can't keep a friend, but a person who knows when silence is appropriate will be cherished long after she is gone."
Written in 2005 by Kathleen C., Age 14 --- Illinois
I was going through some rough times and one "friend" told everyone. My other friend just sat there with me. She didn't need to say anything; being there was enough.

November 9, 2005
"How can we learn to walk if we never learn to fall?"
Written by J. L. U., Age 16 --- Utah
I said this to my dad when he was going through a particularly rough time shortly before his second marriage. He informed he later how much it helped him, and how he couldn't stop thinking about it. I guess I wanted to submit it so others can think on it too, and realize that challenges and trials are to help us be better.

November 9, 2005
"Be yourself, hold your head high, and don't care what the world thinks. You are who you are; don't try to change that!"
Written in 2005 by Tasha R., Age 16 --- Kentucky
I think of this because I don't care what people think of me because God made me in his own image and I am happy with that. You should be too!

November 9, 2005
"We ought to find a unique purpose and way of living, instead of leaning on the crutch of society's demands."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica B., Age 14 --- West Virginia
Our societies are very demanding and we try to live each one. So instead of bowing down to the demands, let's come up with something new.

November 9, 2005
"Love is free; it's hate that has a cost."
Written in 2005 by Tonya F., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
I wrote this in my journal after hearing gossiping.

November 7, 2005
"You can spend your time worrying about everything everyone thinks about you or pretending to be someone you're not just so people like you; but if you could only take a few moments to realize that it's not worth it and the most important thing is to be YOU and be loved for who you are inside."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sable H., Age 16 --- Vermont
Actually I have heard pits and parts of this quote but its basically my own...

November 7, 2005
"You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you got, remember what you had, always forgive but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change, things go wrong, but just remember life goes on."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sara M., Age 16 --- Virginia
I love this quote because having been through some troubles, I have realized that if you can't change something, you will just have to accept it and get on with life. Don't linger too long in the past or in your dreams because life will go on without you, and if you miss it, you can't ever get that time back.

November 7, 2005
"You can't look backwards and forwards at the same time. So if you're looking backwards, isn't there a danger you'll fall over something? Life's too short to worry about the mistakes you've made
      live for now, not for two months ago."
Written in 2005 by Suzi C., Age 14 --- Scotland, United Kingdom
This is my personal motto
      I try my hardest to follow it!!

November 7, 2005
Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower; but only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief, so dawn goes down to day.
Robert Frost --- Submitted by Isela I., Age 15 --- Texas
It might be a poem but the words tell you more of life than what is written. If you are able to decipher this poem, then never change. Changing doesn't mean growing up, and growing up doesn't mean changing. Be truthful to yourself and never change into what they want you to be but into what you need to be while still being yourself.

November 7, 2005
"We have to choose between what is easy and what is right."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica T., Age 14 --- California

November 2, 2005
"I get up each morning to live, not to mourn or pity myself."
Written in 2005 by Toni H., Age 17 --- California
This I love because no matter the awful things I've been through, I can still smile knowing what really counts in life and that's living life, not being depressed about it.

November 2, 2005
"In our lives, we meet one person who will affect us in ways we never imagined. The real question is: What will you do when you meet them?"
Written in 2005 by Stallion H., Age 15 --- Massachusetts
I wrote this after a hard time. My friend was there for me and it made me realize that she was the one - the one who made me smile when I cried, laugh through my tears. She made me happier and she'll never leave.

November 2, 2005
"It's in the palm of your decide what to do with it."
Written in 2005 by Caroline R., Age 14 --- Kentucky

November 2, 2005
"Those who dreamed it --- they made it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Raja S. --- India

November 2, 2005
"Settling is for someone who never dared to dream."
Written in 2005 by H.B., Age 15 --- Washington
Life can be tough but following your dreams and not letting go is some of the best medicine. I encourage you to look ahead to the bigger picture. Then, the "huge"problems you are facing now will seem less important. Also, I found that prayer works for me. Whether or not you believe in God, just try it; you might surprise yourself.