JULY 2000 - SEPTEMBER 2000

September 29, 2000
" Assume Nothing; Assume only Love."
--- Copyright © 1998 Paul Hernanz
September 29, 2000
" Follow Your Dreams."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Young D. --- California
September 29, 2000
" Wisdom is something that you gain from experience.
You get by trying until your body and mind aches from fatigue.
It can't be gotten by throwing a net over life to try to get it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Robbie James --- Kentucky
September 27, 2000
" Loneliness is the one true thing you can not share.
For once you do, it's gone."
--- Copyright © 2000 K. Pytlik
September 27, 2000
" In life, to face your fear is to have won.
For facing your fear is fear all done."
--- Copyright © 2000 Matt Twigge
September 27, 2000
" If you try, it will make your life change."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tae Ho K. --- Maryland
September 25, 2000
" To Wish Is To Waste.
To Dream Is To Design.
To Do Is Creation Of The Dream!"
--- Copyright © 1996 Judson S. Weekly
September 25, 2000
" Things happen only when somebody makes them happen."
--- Copyright © 2000 Manoj Kakkar
September 25, 2000
" It is better to crawl in the right direction than run in the wrong."
--- Father Glen --- Submitted by Sean Miller --- New Jersey
September 22, 2000
" Life is not an obstacle course...it's a dance lesson.
It's okay to make a mistake,
As long as you keep dancing
And focus on enjoying the people you're dancing with;
Even if you're waltzing and they're doing the lambada!"
--- Copyright © 1986 Suzanne Hoechstetter
September 22, 2000
" Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it."
--- Garrison Keillor --- Submitted by Mike Jensen --- New York
September 22, 2000
" You are never alone."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.L. --- Minnesota
September 20, 2000
" Because I can and I am not afraid."
--- Gene Abella --- Submitted by J Cox --- Colorado
September 20, 2000
" If there were never any clouds,
How could we ever appreciate the sun?"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Annette Lindsay --- Washington
September 20, 2000
" A little encouragement can build a person's life and set them up for greater things to come, yet the smallest bit of criticism will kill a person's self esteem and hold them back from achieving the great things they could.

So the next time you are about to criticize someone, remember you could be changing their future! And the next time you receive criticism that kills your motivation, do not accept it! Draw on hope, faith and the truths we know are in us. REMEMBER...The tongue has the power of life and death...."
--- Copyright © 2000 Dazza DeSeymour
September 18, 2000
" The goal is not to limit the losses,
But to maximize the risks."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by A. Frisk --- Vasteras, Sweden
September 18, 2000
" I believe, I believe, I believe. Tell yourself that "I believe in myself, my ability as well as capability" thrice before a hurdle, then, you are ready to conquer it!"
--- Copyright © 2000 Lauren Lauren
September 18, 2000
" There is an older person up there ahead of you,
That you ought to know.
That person looks like you, talks like you, walks like you.
That person has your eyes, your nose, your chin.

And whether he or she is successful or not,
Respects you or despises you
Or is hungry or comfortable depends on you.

You make that person!
That is you:
10 years 20 years 30 years from now!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Daniel Tan --- Georgetown, Malaysia
September 15, 2000
" If you want to have something
You have never had in your life,
You should be willing to do something
You have never done in your life.
At the counter of success,
There is no bargain,
You have to pay the full price."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anu A. --- Delhi, India
September 15, 2000
" Leave aside your regrets of the past and anxieties of the future
And focus intelligently on the present.
This is the best way of ensuring a positive future."
--- Swami Chinmayananda
--- Submitted by Arundhati Sistla --- Madhya Pradesh, India

September 15, 2000
" Never regret yesterday because it cannot be changed;
Instead make sure today does not become a regret of tomorrow."
--- Copyright © 1999 Steven Jacoby
September 13, 2000
" Fortune favors the brave!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Eric Doms --- Western Cape, South Africa
September 13, 2000
" There are people in life you say it can't be done, who cry, hide and try to run. But there are those few who look at what can't be done and they see it as fun. They kick it , bite and spit it out, then in front of them is not something that can't be done, but something that has been tried and something that will never be feared again!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Scott Linder --- Wisconsin
September 13, 2000
" It's not how far you fall,
But how high you bounce."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by S. Dorough --- Georgia
September 11, 2000
" Courage and Bravery are not merely the absence of fear
But it's how you master them."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Louise Joseph Jr. Tan --- Cebu, Philippines
September 11, 2000
" We don't work to be perfect;
We are the perfection of our work."
--- Copyright © 2000 Lim Supangan
September 11, 2000
" There is no substitute for a positive attitude."
--- Copyright © 2000 Christopher John
September 8, 2000
" Living is struggling to do something impossible;
To succeed or die, knowing that you had tried."
--- Anne McCaffery --- Submitted by Teri Carter --- Utah
September 8, 2000
" Every day is a good day, it's just that some are better than others!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mark Crimmins --- Victoria, Australia
September 8, 2000
" Life is an unbearable gift sometimes,
Unbearably beautiful and unbearably painful,
But always a gift."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashleigh Mackenzie --- Maine
September 6, 2000
" If you are not happy here and now, you never will be."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by N. Steel --- Pennsylvania
September 6, 2000
" Only the shallow know themselves."
--- Byron --- Submitted by M. Cartwright --- Norfolk, United Kingdom
September 6, 2000
" Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
--- Muhammad Ali --- Submitted by K.C. --- Ohio
September 1, 2000
" To find love and then lose it may be tougher than never knowing that love existed at all. But to lose love and then find it again will be even greater because now you know what love is truly about."
--- Copyright © 2000 Charles Roth
September 1, 2000
" You never know when someone will catch a dream from you. You never know when that little word or something you do opens the windows of the mind that seeks the light. The way you live doesn't matter at all...but it might. So just in case, it could be that another's life through you might possibly change for the better, with a broader and brighter view, it seems it might be worth a try at pointing the way to the right...of course it may not matter at all...but you never know it might."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Monica Andrew --- Minnesota
September 1, 2000
" First place is all the extra life we put into things
In order not to be second."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mauricio Alcocer --- Jalisco, Mexico
August 30, 2000
" Dare to be yourself.
Unveil your possibilities,
But be natural.
Have no pretenses
And show your softer side.
Be content,
But don't forget to dream.
And when you do....SOAR!!!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dams A. --- Visayas, Philippines
August 30, 2000
" Mistakes often lead to discoveries."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sara Ostrom --- Oregon
August 30, 2000
" Nothing was ever 'meant to be'.
It's what I will make it to be."
--- Copyright © 1996 Melissa Everitt
August 28, 2000
" Expect the best, and get it!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cis Aro --- Missouri
August 28, 2000
" Love comes to those who still hope
Although they've been disappointed,
To those who still believe
Although they've been betrayed,
And to those who still love
Although they've been hurt before."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Penny Wall --- Alberta, Canada
August 28, 2000
" We are the controllers of our destiny.
We manifest who we truly are by the choices we make."
--- Yattamo --- Georgia
August 25, 2000
" You can be as BIG as you want to be,
Because life is too short to be little!"
--- Copyright © 1992 Mark "Doc" Andrews
August 25, 2000
" When the world knocks you down, get back up!
It is better to be knocked down again,
Rather than to be kicked when you're down."
--- Copyright © 2000 Mark Hayden
August 25, 2000
" Life is like a mountain;
It is beautiful and glorious at the top,
But is much more rewarding if you climb it on your own."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jared Williams
August 23, 2000
" The man who makes no mistakes, doesn't really make anything."
--- Zeke Allen, (my Dad) --- Submitted by Jeff Allen --- California
August 23, 2000
" Life is an anticipation for the next best thing to happen."
--- Copyright © 1986 Jade Major
August 23, 2000
" Few see beyond the outward appearance
And recognize the true worth of a human soul.
When they do, miracles occur."
--- Thomas S. Monson --- Submitted by Aaron Humphreys --- California
August 21, 2000
" There is nothing that we can't have,
Except that for some it takes a little longer."
--- Mario Flores --- Submitted by Rosie Ramos --- Texas
August 21, 2000

To please the senses requires impulse.
In turn the deliverance is grief.
I must look past the pleasures and look at what brings happiness.

To please the soul requires fortitude.
In turn the deliverance is happiness.
Happiness is not earned easily; rather, it is earned through suffering.

I have waged an internal battle
To differentiate between pleasure and happiness.
Through my success I have achieved greatness.
Through my failures I have learned success.

I've learned to let the shackles of others expectations cripple me.
I've learned to be the victim of circumstances.
Thus, I've learned impulse.

I've learned to create discipline.
I've learned to create worth.
Thus, I've learned to create happiness

Never will I take for granted my impulses and my failures.
For, it is the root of my success.
If demons of uncertainty and fear appear, I will turn away.
If I let them overcome me, I will persevere over them.

Happiness is learned. It is not given.
Though my learning is not complete, nor will it ever be.
I am not perfect. I am not infallible.
I am not flawless. I am only because I choose.
--- Copyright © 2000 Paul M. David
August 21, 2000
" Concentrate on what you do.
If you do good, results ought to be good."
--- Lord Krishna --- Submitted by Vivek Godbole --- Maharashtra, India
August 18, 2000
" Abnormal people are the only people who have ever changed the world
Because normal people stay normal."
--- David M. Hasz --- Submitted by Jennifer Maxwell --- Texas
August 18, 2000
" A person who doubts himself
Is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies
And bear arms against himself."
--- Alexandre Dumas --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky
August 18, 2000
" It is always easier to get forgiveness than permission."
--- Copyright © 1990 Tom Wriggins
August 16, 2000
" Stick to the fight when you are hardest hit
Because it is in these moments
That your true character is brought to light."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Boby Joseph --- Gujrat, India
August 16, 2000
" Don't be discouraged;
Everyone who got where he is,
Started where he was."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michael Armstrong --- Arkansas
August 16, 2000
" Understand the past, anticipate the future, clarify the present."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by T. Plonski --- Michigan
August 14, 2000
" A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine if he is working or playing. To himself he is always seems to be doing both."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by B.A. --- Rhode Island
August 14, 2000
" It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given,
That separates one person form another."
--- Nelson Mandela --- Submitted by Stephen Tsien --- Manchester, United Kingdom
August 14, 2000
" 'Tis easy enough to be pleasant when life flows along like a song,
But the one worthwhile is the one who will smile
When everything goes DEAD WRONG!"
--- Ella Wheeler Wilcox --- Submitted by J. Nauman
August 11, 2000
" Take the time to be patient."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by A Lemay --- Ontario, Canada
August 11, 2000
" Solitude is a place where all is quiet - except the beating of your heart."
--- Jeanne Marie Laskas --- Submitted by Kirk Scherz --- Washington
August 9, 2000
" Doing easily what others find difficult is talent;
Doing what is impossible for talent is genius."
--- Henri-Frederic Amiel --- Submitted by Laura M. --- Wisconsin
August 9, 2000
" Is it half full? Half empty?
Not sure but I'll enjoy what I have."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alex Maraboli --- Arizona
August 9, 2000
" Aim for the sky because chances are you won't miss."
--- Copyright © 2000 Matt Mehler
August 7, 2000
" Don't be afraid to be yourself.
Be afraid not to."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica B. --- Arizona
August 7, 2000
" Why is it that people who are the most open-minded
Are always the ones who have been to hell and back in their lifetime?"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jared B. --- Indiana

August 7, 2000
" You will lose love with your mind,
But you will keep love forever with your heart!
That's why you have to listen to your heart!"
--- Copyright © 2000 Julien LeBlanc
August 4, 2000
" Beliefs are either the keys to your freedom,
Or they can also become the giant locks to the prison
That keeps you from achieving what you want."
--- Anthony Robbins --- Submitted by Bob Arriaga --- Texas
August 4, 2000
" Things may happen for a reason,
But sometimes things happen to give you a reason."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ricardo Mordaunt --- Hhohho, Swaziland
August 4, 2000
" Big situations are showing you the way,
Let it be the right way.
Every day is a new adventure so don't fall apart,
Put your head up high and be happy you are alive."
--- Copyright ©1999 Jaser Badawi
August 2, 2000
" Do not fear the Unknown
And the possibilities that may exist;
But fear the known
And the definites that will always be"
--- Copyright © 1984 John Lamber
August 2, 2000
" I used my imagination...
To make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be."
--- Whoopi Goldberg --- Submitted by Carrie Beth M. --- Ohio
August 2, 2000
" Dance, when you are broken open.
Dance, if you have torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance when you are perfectly free."
--- Jalahuddin Rumi, d. 1273. Translated by Coleman Barks
--- Submitted by Jennifer Gokmen --- Istanbul, Turkey

July 31, 2000
" Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty and sadness and remains far behind yours. Were it otherwise, he would never have been able to find those words."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jenny B. --- Australia
July 31, 2000
" Today's mistakes are tomorrow's experience."
--- Copyright © 2000 T.W.Hamdy
July 28, 2000
" A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance,
Nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority.
There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men."
--- Henry David Thoreau --- Submitted by Richard Reynolds --- Indiana
July 28, 2000

Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.

Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with the gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears. Don't take yourself too seriously.

You can't please everybody; don't let criticism worry you.

Don't let your neighbor set your standards.

Do the things you enjoy doing, but stay out of debt.

Don't borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than the actual ones.

Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish enmities and grudges.

Don't hold post-mortems. Don't spend your life brooding over sorrows and mistakes. Don't be one who never gets over things.

Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

Keep busy at something. A very busy person never has time to be unhappy.

For maximum effectiveness, this prescription should be taken as often as needed. Unlimited refills available. Share with your friends."
--- Attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia
July 28, 2000
" Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
--- Vince Lombardi --- Submitted by Andrew Roberts --- New York
July 26, 2000
" There are three ways to do things:
The wrong way, the proven way and a better way."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hank Janicki --- Michigan
July 26, 2000
" All you can ever do, is the very best that you can."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Bart L. Owens --- Texas
July 24, 2000
" Allow others to be who they are going to be.
Allow yourself to be who you are."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tristan Daniels --- Nova Scotia, Canada
July 24, 2000
" Failure doesn't mean you are a failure;
It just means you haven't succeeded yet."
--- Robert Schuller --- Submitted by Pam H. --- Ontario, Canada
July 24, 2000
" How does a bird know that it can fly,
If it never uses it's wings?"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Wallsend Womens Cricket --- NSW, Australia
July 21, 2000
" Above all, love each other deeply,
Because love covers over a multitude of sins."
--- I Peter 4:8 --- Submitted by Travis Williams --- Alaska
July 21, 2000
" The last inch is the longest mile!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.W. --- New Jersey
July 19, 2000
" Never give up. Never surrender!"
--- From the movie Galaxy Quest --- Submitted by J.M. --- Dominican Republic
July 19, 2000
" Life is not about choices, it's about timing."
--- D.J.T. --- Gauteng, South Africa
July 17, 2000
" There is power in the tongue.
What ever you speak out must come to pass.
It's your choice.
Choose to speak positive things.
It will make a difference!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ronnie Collins --- Texas
July 17, 2000
" Face your fears, live your dreams."
--- Author Unknown
--- Submitted by Faiqah Armien --- Cape Town, South Africa

July 14, 2000
" When we think of those companions
Who traveled by our side down life's road
Let us not say with sadness
That they left us behind
But rather with gratitude
That they were once with us"
--- Carolyn (inspired by the poetry of Russia)
July 14, 2000
" A single act of kindness
Can make a lifetime of difference
To a person in a moment of need."
--- Copyright © 2000 Patrick Muenks
July 12, 2000
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kavitha Kodi --- Karnataka, India
July 12, 2000
" It's not one or two great days; it's a whole lot of good days."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amy Bloem --- Florida
July 10, 2000

Sometimes, things don't always seem to be perfect,
But what is perfect?
Is perfect what you see in others or what is assumed to be perfect,
Or is perfect what you make of it?
If you believe perfect has a single definition,
Then you are unaware of true perfection.
True perfection is the way you turn a bad situation into a good one,
And in doing so you strengthen your belief in possibility.
True perfection is when you see aspects of another that only you can see,
Empowering your ability to see the good in others.
True perfection is realizing the quantity and quality of time involved,
Accepting this has renewed your ability to appreciate one another.
True perfection is indulging yourself in another's thoughts & feelings,
Setting the stage for selfless communication for years to come.
True perfection enables you to experience life with one another,
Enhancing your ability to evolve together through time.
Perfection is only an opinion & this is mine;

Feelings through
Coherence, and
--- Copyright © 1999 Dawn Lally
July 10, 2000
" You must always get enough
So you don't have to go back for more."
--- Copyright © 2000 Shay Chancey
July 7, 2000
" Never, ever, look back;
Something might be gaining."
--- Satchel Paige --- Sent in by Beau --- Ohio
July 7, 2000
" The winds and the waves are on the side of the ablest navigators."
--- Author Unknown -- Sent in by Sharon Pires --- India
July 5, 2000
" You feel the way you think, so think good."
--- Copyright © 1998 Scott Martin
July 5, 2000
" Excellence will always attract quality."
--- Copyright © 1999 Desmond Frey
July 3, 2000
" Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams.
Think not about what you have tried and failed,
But what is still possible for you to do.
To live is to change."
--- Pope John XXIII --- Submitted by Christine MacPherson --- Maryland