APRIL 2008

April 30, 2008
" Happiness can only come from one's perception of a situation; always look on the bright side."
Written in 2008 by Isaac L., Age 17 --- Ohio
April 30, 2008
" Nothing is coincidence, it is all fate."
Written in 2008 by Jama'atul 'A., Age 17 --- Malaysia
It's fate that I write this thought.
April 30, 2008
" Each day, make an aspiration to learn and do something new, avoid watching time fly by, and achieve whatever it may be."
Written in 2008 by J.S., Age 17 --- Canada

April 28, 2008
" You can be anything you want to be; all you have to do is believe."
Written in 2008 by Jovantae D., Age 16 --- Illinois
I feel that most teens think that if they can't do one thing that someone else can do, then they can't do anything. But I want to tell them that they can do anything they want to do in life. All they have to do is put their best foot toward and it shall come to pass.
April 28, 2008
" No matter how many times you are torn apart, you can always manage to pull yourself back together in the end."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vanessa L., Age 16 --- Indiana
I used this one because it has helped change my outlook on life and what it holds. Don't take life for granted but live it like there's no tomorrow.
April 28, 2008
" Even the greatest was once a beginner."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Breiana C., Age 14 --- Texas
April 28, 2008
" Life flies by so you have to embrace it. Forget the past because you can't erase it. So live the dream and learn to chase it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.N., Age 16 --- New Jersey
April 23, 2008
" Sometimes the best thing you can do is stand in the rain and not care how wet your clothes get."
Written in 2007 by Sarah R., Age 18
April 23, 2008
" You can't live your life for other people. You have to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love."
Written in 2007 by Lady Unique, Age 15
I selected this Quote because it inspires me every time, even more, to follow my heart and make my dreams come true. I've been through obstacles in life with many great people who I no longer might be close to and it just reminds me to do what's best for me.
April 23, 2008
" Get rid of the "if only's" and get on with whatever you need to do to get things right in your life."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Regine D., Age 13 --- Philippines
April 21, 2008
" Don't let the fear of the end of your life keep you from living it."
Author Unknown ---Submitted by Megan M., Age 13 --- Minnesota
You cannot let things, that are hard, keep you from reaching your goals and living life to the fullest. Life is about chances, so take them!
April 21, 2008
" Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth."
Benjamin Disraeli --- Submitted by Liza P., Age 14 --- Illinois
April 21, 2008
" Strive in life today... We are tomorrow's future!"
Written in 2008 by Katie B., Age 13 --- Oregon
April 16, 2008
" Have you ever felt used? Like you're giving your all for someone but getting nothing back in return? Well, you're not alone. So many people out there are feeling the same way. You have to remember that by giving your all, you are not doing anything wrong. The person using you is. You should never feel disheartened to do your best for everyone."
Written in 2008 by Sam B., Age 17 --- United Kingdom
God bless
April 16, 2008
" What you think to be the end may actually be a great beginning to a bright future. So, don't conclude the end and live your part boldly."
Written in 2008 by Saranya P.M., Age 17 --- India
This will surely give courage to people.
April 16, 2008
" Sometimes the most important person to know is yourself."
Written in 2008 by Philip A., Age 17 --- Missouri
April 14, 2008
" Destiny can't be defined by one's wish but by one's actions. We hold the power of our destiny and our choices will make us who we are 10 years from now."
Written in 2008 by Micah H., Age 17 --- Indiana
April 14, 2008
" The hard times will make you stronger and the mistakes you make are part of a learning process that will help you succeed in the future. Don't let things you have done wrong stop you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jordan H., Age 15 --- Colorado
April 14, 2008
" Every step that you take will lead you to an adventure of your life."
Written in 2007 by Monika A., Age 15 --- Wisconsin
I selected this one because every time I feel that I am going to take a risk at something, I just remember that everything happens for a reason and that whatever you do or whatever choice you make will lead you to something that you will never forget in life.
April 14, 2008
" Yesterday is the past, today is the present and tomorrow is the future. Learn from the past, live in the present and strive for the future."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by R.F., Age 14 --- Michigan
April 9, 2008
" It's possible, things are happening everyday!"
Richard C. Rodgers --- Submitted by Jamie P., Age 17 --- New Hampshire
April 9, 2008
" To make a difference in anyone else's life you must first make a difference in your own. Start small; you'll never believe the things you can accomplish."
Written in 2008 by Carol Ann W., Age 17 --- Georgia
April 9, 2008
" Don't judge people! Be happy & cheerful to people when you see them, no matter who they are. Don't talk bad about people, no matter what. Just say 'I'm not saying anything'. (Talk bad about them in your head, or talk to someone like your family, counselor, teacher.)"
Written in 2008 by N.A., Age 16
I chose this because everyone likes the person who's happy and cheerful. At the end of the day, you mostly remember who was nice to you. No one likes to be talked about. Even if everyone is talking bad about someone, don't do it. Come up with excuses before it's your turn to talk bad about the person.
April 9, 2008
" You can do anything in this world that you want until somebody says that you can't and that somebody better have a darned good reason for it!"
Written in 2007 by Jessica B., Age 14 --- BC, Canada
This quote is what I live by. I just randomly made it up one day at school and it stuck. It describes me and the way I live life every day. The quote, in short, is just saying that you can't let anyone get in your way of doing what you want and saying what your opinion is.
April 7, 2008
" If you can't imagine it, you can't achieve it; if you can't dream it, you can't become it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Carven M., Age 19 --- South Africa
I chose this because it is pushing & encouraging.
April 7, 2008
" Hate the tough times, live through the tough times and they will come back and reward you."
Written in 2008 by Anany A., Age 14 --- California
April 7, 2008
" The opposite of love isn't hate, but indifference."
Written in 2008 by Louise H., Age 15 --- Michigan
When I was in a fight with someone, a friend told me this and after thinking about it I realized it was so true and I could fix the fight.
April 7, 2008
" Jealousy gets you nowhere in life... Love yourself for who you are and do not try to be what someone else is."
Karla Kaski --- Submitted by Kelsey K., Age 16
My sister has told me this over and over again when I've had problems and I really believe in it now.
April 2, 2008
" Study not for anyone or anything, study for your future."
Bryan Wang --- Submitted by Esther O., Age 16 --- Singapore
April 2, 2008
" Why would I want to act up and become popular so early in my life? Over half of the people I know now, I'm not going to know when I graduate college. In addition, by the time I meet face-to-face the "cool" people again, I'll be ordering a cheeseburger from McDonald's."
Written in 2008 by Tanner H., Age 13 --- Delaware
I realized this when my Poppop was telling me about his life, for a school interview project. He said, "I knew a lot of people in High School, but I don't think I can say I know at least half of them. So, don't try to lie or impress people at school just for popularity or to be "cool". The best people in life are the ones that decide their OWN path and make something out of their life."
April 2, 2008
" Passing the finish line doesn't mean you're first."
Written in 2007 by Jonathan M., Age 16 --- Quebec, Canada
This quote was something I came up with for a public speaking contest on student motivation.
April 2, 2008
" You don't have to be the prettiest girl in the room for every guy to want you and every girl to want to be you."
Written in 2008 by Nichole W., Age 14 --- Nebraska