" I found this website about two months ago and found such comfort through your grief area. I lost my Mom in March of this year, at the young age of 60 to alcoholism. I am a 40 year old female struggling with the issues of the past 25+ years.

The thoughts, stories and words of hope carried me through a tough period. My link was the laptop computer I used daily for my job and when it was upgraded to a newer version, my bookmark was lost. I searched many hours over many weeks, unable to find you again. And tonight, I believe an Angel, maybe Mom, walked me down the path again.

I am grateful to God, I again found solace, and yes - I logged your website in more than one place. Thank you So Very Much for the words and hope through another night....."
--- Karen

" This is a great page it has helped me so much you cannot understand. I simply love it ! Keep up the great work !!!"
--- Kristina

" Once a month I get a get a quote from your motivations and use it in my signature when I send e-mail. I enjoy reading them because it makes me appreciate life so much more."
--- Evelyn G. Walker --- Ohio

" Being a Canadian, the people I am dealing with are those who served in Somalia, Bosnia, Croatia, Kuwait, Rwanda (ethnic cleansing) and Haiti and are suffering from POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

It's extremely hard to hear the stories and facts that some of those people are talking about. Being in the Military myself and in a Leadership position, I must ensure that they are well looked after. Not only the soldiers but their families.

Now you will never wonder why I look at your Web Page daily. I use you Web Site to motivate myself and believe me it works. It's probably the best therapeutic tool there is. COMMUNICATION is the key word when it comes to solving some of their problems. To you and your web site, thank you for what you're doing for people."
--- Frank Emond --- Canada

Dear Marlene,
" Hello, I am a very dear friend of Paul Bauer of Dreams Alive and am also the voice of the Dream-Minder.

Paul speaks very highly of you and your web site. I recall my first introduction to your web site was one summer morning while I was spending some quiet vacation time in Lake Geneva. I was visiting various web sites while sitting in my favorite chair on my deck listening to the birds.

Your site was among the best. What struck me most was the clean, positive energy behind your site...the intention from your heart. It almost flows out from the screen as one moves through your site. I would love to participate in linking your site to mine and in any other ways I can help spread your word."
--- Susan M. Castle --- President Mind, Body Soul

Dear Marlene,
" Your site 'Motivating Moments' has been a tremendous source of inspiration and courage to me and many of the stories have touched the deepest cord in my heart. I have preserved each article in a folder, the pages of which I can open, to cheer me up when I'm down. I have shared them with many of my friends who are not fortunate enough to have the internet facility and for those friends who have it, I have recommended they visit your site, and like me many of them have found it an excellent and rewarding experience. Thanks so much for showing me a way when at times I thought all was lost."
--- Sharon Pires

" I just wanted to tell you how much I love this site. I was up late last night and some how stumbled across it then I really couldn't go to bed. I had to keep reading! I've had 3 deaths in my family in the past year and its been real hard. Thank You so much!! Keep up the good work!!"
--- Renee

Hi Marlene!
" I just wanted to let you know that your site is "totally awesome". I got it from a friend who know I love quotes etc. And I've thanked him numerous times for giving me the link! I love it! Thank~you!"
--- Denise R. Kunkel

" I have recently begun a collection of quotes, and I found your site. I think that I've read everything on the site so far, but I'm sure that I'll keep coming back. It's my favorite site out there! "
Keep up the good work!! :-)

" I don't know how to thank you enough for all the Inspirational and Motivational stories you have in your page. They're really great. Thanks a ton."
---Wilma --- Hong Kong

" Thank you so very much for this web site. I visit it often and refer it to my friends. They help me to keep a positive attitude. Everyone should visit your site! Thanks again."
---Margaret --- Pennsylvania

" All I can say is WOW! I am a quote junkie and have been for years. I have millions of scrap papers, poems, etc. that I have kept for years and now write them in a book. I spent about 31/2 hours last night on your site just reading the great quotes people have submitted. I must admit I'm hooked. I cannot even read it tonight because my eyes are so blurred from the screen. Thanks for putting together a GREAT web site. I'm hooked and will share it with all my friends."
Kindest Regards,
---Ann M.Shumbo

" I just wanted to say thanks for having such an incredible page. It has touched my life and my friends lives, too. You are truly a great person for having such a motivating page and for letting people all over spread their words through your page. God bless and thanks!"
---Brad E., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania

" Hey! Well I just wanted to say that I have been looking for the perfect quote for the past two months and finally found it here. Thanks a lot! This site really added to my collection of quotes and to my mothers English class. Keep up the awesome work!!"
---Colleen E., Age 17 --- Canada

" I love you web site. I'm so thankful that someone has put such a page together for the benefit of everyone to be inspired or motivated. We sometimes need that little push on occasion. Keep up the awesome work."
---Toni Palmer --- England

" Let me first say I love your web site. It's super. Not only is it well organized, but very touching too."
---Lisa Frisby

" I have been out to your site, I think every day this week (except for Tues). I just cannot seem to get enough. IT IS ABSOLUTELY GREAT. It is so rewarding to find such absolutely safe and motivating content today. Keep it up. You contribute so much to the valuable side of the internet. We need more wholesomeness like you provide. Thanks,"

" Not sure anymore how I came to find your web site. All I know is that I am happy I did. When I go there I forget to leave...*smiles* There is so much to read and to soak in. Thank you so much for sharing your time with all who come to visit this site."

" My basketball coach told me about the motivateus web site, so I decided to visit to see what it was all about. I absolutely love it. There are so many neat things I can't seem to find enough time to enjoy it all. Thank you for providing this web site it is really awesome!"
---Traci S., Age 17 --- Iowa

" Keep this site going! I have read everything on here and it has made a difference in my thinking, I have e-mailed some to others. Thanks for your great choice in a site. It's wonderful!"
---Tammy Kane --- Wyoming

" Hats off to your site and especially your content. Our society needs a lot more of what you have to offer. Good clean positive thinking. I hope you can keep your site going forever. I especially am impressed with teen involvement. That means to me that our world is not going to crash and burn. If you read, see or hear something positive and then repeat it to others. Then I think that it has been engraved into your own heart. If the next person passes it along then you have branded their heart too."
---Charlie Litton

" I am an assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach. Practice begins tomorrow, 11/16/98. I am also the Executive Manager for a Mortgage Corporation. In both capacities, I am faced with challenges for one to find ways to improve their self worth and work together as a team. My daughter, Traci, found your home page, and I have visited every time I get online. I want to thank you for helping me help others become successful. "
---Donald C. Skinner --- Iowa

" I just wanted to take the time to tell you how much I love you site. It is great for many reasons if I feel down I just log on to your web page and read all of these amazing quotes. Also I play college basketball and when I need something inspirational I print a quote from off of your page and it brings the team up. And I just love your site. Thank you and keep up the good work."
Thanks, ---Jacki

" I have to thank and congratulate you, this site is the best on the net. I've moved from South Africa to Australia a year ago and sometimes I miss my family terribly. Since I came across your work, I know where to go in these "down" times. Please, keep up the good work. God Bless!"
---Terésa Meyer --- Perth, Western Australia

" Just wanted to take a moment to tell you how wonderful your site is. I didn't have time to look at it all and plan on returning another day. I did go to the section on "Grief and Grieving" and went through it all. My brother was recently killed in a jet crash in Australia. He was a Marine fighter jet pilot and was practicing at night when he crashed. Needless to say, your website has brought me some comfort and encouragement. I plan on sharing your site with friends and relatives, too."
Thank you

" I really love your webpage! You're doing an awesome job! Hope it'll be on the web forever!"
---Melanie, Age 18 --- Australia

" This page has helped me so much. The best book is one that teaches you something that you already know. I have learned many of these truths in life and to know that other people have the same feelings and are just like me gives me confidence and stability to tackle the problems of life."
---Shane Warren

" I think this site was incredible. I am a soccer player for my High School Varsity team and I was looking for a good quote to get the team inspired for Sectionals. I definitely found some here. This is a great site. Thanks!"
---Lisa Ksczanowicz

" I have been reading your motivational quotes for the past 3 hours and cannot get back to work! It's a very valuable resource for me. Lots of positive reinforcement. Sometimes it's just a really good stimulus to get my mind headed off in a whole new direction."
---Ursula Rumble --- South Africa

" I have just started a new job which requires training others. I was looking for something to motivate them to learn. I have been posting quotations on our training board and was thrilled to find your website. You have provided me and my co-workers a lot of good quotations that can touch and inspire us to do a better job at helping and coaching others. Your website has been very helpful and for that I just wanted to say THANKS and keep up the good work."

" We appreciate your time, dedication, and effort in providing such a resource of inspirational and motivational quotes. It is a gift to those that appreciate the wisdom, insight, and power that can be unleashed with words, expressions, and personal experiences. "
--- Kirk Scherz

" A friend at work had asked me if I knew any inspirational stories or poems. So I looked up on the internet and your site was the first I saw and wow, it was just what she was looking for. Thanks for the great site."
---Paul in Canada

" I liked this site it really inspires you and the quotes and thoughts are good. Thanks,"
---Darius Eng --- Canada

" Aloha!! Well I would like to thank you for your page, I truly love it. These quotes are what helps me face life as it is!! Mahalo nui loa,"
---Chelsea --- Hawaii

" Hi Marlene,
I'm visiting from Monterrey, Mexico...I found out about your page because my high school history teacher uses a quote from your page to begin each of our classes, and I got the URL from her..your page is FANTASTIC ! Just yesterday I was feeling pretty blue and your page has really been great! Thanks,"
---Rocio Elizondo Trevino --- Mexico

" I really like these Quotes. This will be a special place for me. It doesn't matter what it takes to motivate someone, you always have that something to impress. Thanks for everything."
---Bill Strong --- Florida

" I love your webpage!!"
---Emma Guevara --- Texas

" Hi Marlene
Thank you so much for your wonderful website. It is Saturday morning 11.08 here in Pretoria, South Africa and I went on the web for a few minutes. I have been on for nearly 1:45 just reading your site.

Wow I am so pleased I found it and will visit often. I was looking for something nice to put in a card to a friend after harsh words this week. Your site has certainly helped me.

It is so exciting to find an exceptional site and judging from your visitors there are so many wonderful people out there world wide also spreading love, kindness, courage and hope to those that need it. Thanks again. "
--- Jenni Bell --- Pretoria, South Africa

" I want you to know that I love this web site! Thanks! "
--- Whitney L., Age 15 --- Utah

" Hi Marlene,
I visited your website. Wow, it's great. My great grandmother has a scrapbook that she has had since she was young. She is 84 now. When her time here is done the scrapbook is mine. I love collecting quotes and poems like she does. I can keep adding to grandma's with ones that I have collected and I will then pass it on to my daughter someday. She loves this stuff too. Keep up the great work. "
--- Sandra Lalonde --- Ontario, Canada

" Dear Marlene,
I just wanted to thank you for creating this website. I am 18 years old and I am going to be a freshman at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA.

I am currently training to tryout for their field hockey team. It is a division 1 field hockey team and it is very competitive. Most of the other girls are recruited, but I was not.

Throughout this whole summer I have challenged myself and questioned how much I want to be a part of this team many times every day. When I found your site I was kind of in a slump and feeling sorry for myself because I wasn't playing well in games. I spent hours on your website and you have given me new strength and determination.

I copied down the quotes that especially inspired me and re-typed them and now I have about 120 quotes taped to the back of my bedroom door. Before I go to run or in any way train or even when I just need some inspiration I just read the back of my door and feel like I can do anything.

I know that it is so important to me to be on this team, but I know that no matter what happens I gave it my all and I have learned invaluable lessons along the way. THANK YOU! and keep up the good work. "
--- Jennifer, Age 18 --- Pennsylvania

" Thank you for giving the dreamers a place to find a"drinking hole" in the desert of failures that precede the glorious triumphs."
--- Cully Miller --- Pennsylvania

" I think that what you are doing is a very positive thing. At some point or another, everyone needs to hear or read something positive with all of this negativity around us. Thanks,"
--- Toby Dingle --- Virginia

" I am crying with happiness as I read your pages! It is just what I was looking for!! I will definitely be recommending it in our next newsletter for our state wide cancer support group for young adults (25 - 35 year old cancer patients and their family/supporters). If any site visitors have friends going through hard or trying times, give them a print out of any of these pages and it will be sure to reduce their burdens and give them a new perspective on it all. After all, this is what friends are for! Thanks,"
--- Sue from Australia

" Thanks for posting my previous offerings. Keep up the marvelous work. I've told hundreds of people all over the country about your site since I found it. Thanks,"
--- Keith Lowry --- Texas

" I love your website. I am a professional speaker talking on the subject of Marketing Yourself Successfully, Inside and Out. I do keynotes and workshops, teaching people how to connect with others to improve their lives, both in business and personally. I use stories to illustrate my point and I am finding some wonderful ones on your site. What can I do to reciprocate. Mention your site? Anything else? Thanks for the inspiration."
--- Peggy Collins

" This is the best site of its kind on the net that I have seen."
--- Chris --- Edmonton, Alberta --- Canada

" Thanks for your site. It is wonderful to have positive output coming from the Web."
--- Beckie C. - Colorado

" I was really impressed about the site, for it is in my lowest moments that I draw strength from the words of others for they have been there too, they simply took a different path to me. Poetry helps me to deal with my anguish that I sometimes feel at the world and it also makes me realize that every day has rainbows, some days you just have to look a little harder to find them. It basically keeps me sane. Thanks for the awesome site, will return again soon. "
--- Keryn, Age 19 --- Australia

" I've really enjoyed reading through your site and I will visit it regularly.
Thank You. "
--- Jodi Brunschwig

" Thank you!! I also inspired our unit with the selection "Who You Are" One of our big inspirations and motivations is recognition for jobs well done, and that story said it all!!! Thank you again!!!!! God Bless!"
--- Sherie Jorgenson

" .... very well done site, with a very friendly feel to it. Nice job, and keep up the good work!"
--- Michael Dowell

" I get so much from this wonderful site that I just feel that I have to make a contribution. I surely hope that I will be able to add more in the future."
--- Chris Putter --- South Africa

" Excellent site....It's great to make sense in this world we live in."
--- Ty Higgins... Georgia

" What a wonderful site! The world needs more people like you -- keep up the good work!!"
--- Diana Brock Makes

" Thanks a bunch for a wonderful website. There's nothing like coming to your site for a daily dose of motivation or spiritual devotion (or just something to put a smile on my face). Great job!!"
--- Chad --- Virginia

" Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful website with all of us out here in cyberland. Your site continues to get better with every week that passes."
--- Sandi Murdock --- Washington D.C.

" I think this web site is really great--thanks for creating it. I find sometimes when I am feeling down, confused, or a little too "existential", inspirational quotes put me right back on track. I have a large diary that I have filled with hundreds of sayings that inspire me. I am moving to Japan next week to a pretty isolated area, and I look forward to spending some time alone pondering life, love, and fulfillment. I will be sure to let you know any of my modest epiphanies! I will also email some of my favorite quotes. Take Care,"
--- Stephenie

" I enjoy reading the poems and quotes. They have uplifted me."
--- Doreen

" Thank you! You give me a place to go when I need to. I can't wait to see what's new."
--- Stephanie Verdugo

" Thanks a bunch for this web site! I love reading through all the inspirational quotes and especially the quotes for teens. I, being a teen myself, have been going through a lot of changes and hard times. It's nice to be able to read through these quotes and be given hope and courage. Thanks again."
--- Heather W., Age 14 --- Idaho

" I can't tell you how much I enjoy your web site - what an inspiration!"
--- Christine Pyle --- New York

" I am very impressed by some of these quotes, in fact I can relate to most of them. I was happy to find an internet site like this on the web. It was very easy to find, and I enjoyed reading these quotations even though there are thousands of them. Continue posting new quotes, as I will be looking forward to seeing them."
--- Ann Markley

" I just want you to know that the story "One rose" on your inspirational moments really touched my heart! It was just so inspiring and moving. Your doing such a great job and you deserve a lot of credit for your keeping and maintaining your wonderful page. A lot of people, including me, appreciate it! Thanks!"
--- Jennifer Prugh

" It's 3:45am, Bill can't sleep (chronic pain- it's on n' off @times), So I surf cyber, come across your site, how neat! how great! this site is simply good to the core. Thinking Positive, like love, takes pre thought, effort, and discipline. Those who are negative, though they may love, true love can never be realized, until they can see their love is only a shadow of an eternal flame that could be dancing and shining in their souls. Those whom desire to grasp for all that is positive, to find the positive qualities in all, her/his sisters and brothers, to put effort into lifting the lowly, feeding the hungry, clothing humanity, disarming the greedy, are truly grasping the essence of God. Marlene, Peace, Joy,"
--- Billy Dean

" I love the story "What Was In Jeremy's Egg?". I was looking for inspirational poems and stories to send to my friends and I found them here, thank you. Keep up the good work."
--- Rachel, Age 14 --- California

" You are truly making an important difference. Thank you and congratulations!"
--- Jannie Putter --- Pretoria, South Africa

" Your page is the best page of quotations I have ever visited. I check every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the newly added quotes. I started a collection of quotes a couple of months ago. I have over 500 quotes already. I love them."
--- Jenifer I., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania

" I really enjoyed the poem by Wayne Warren. It truly touched me in a personal way. I'm pleased to have registered for your updates with such quality motivational material greatly anticipated. Thanx."
--- Melissa Hale Burnett

" Really appreciate your taking time to have this information available to the world at large. I know it must take a lot of your time and energy to do this and I want to be at least one person to say 'Thank you'."
--- JohnD

" I may have found your site by accident, but I shall return intentionally! We all need reminders of what it's all about! What a terrific way to take a break! Keep up the good work."
--- Linda Hall


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