MARCH 2001

    March 30, 2001
    Although the sky is dull and gray,
    The sun will shine again.
    Although your eyes are now filled with tears,
    They have relieved your tension and pain.
    Although the forests may shed their leaves,
    They prepare for more and feed the earth.
    Although you may feel empty now,
    You have been loved by everyone since birth.
    Copyright © 2000 Caitlin Palmer
    March 30, 2001
    In Life Remember This:

    There will be only a certain amount of beats in your heart,
    Make the most of each one.
    There will be people who will bring out the worst in you,
    You need to meet these people.
    There are people who will bring out the best in you,
    You need to keep these people.
    There will be moments in life that will seem so wrong,
    But you need these to be able to compare them to your perfect ones.
    There will be people who you love,
    You need to tell these people, before it's too late.
    Live life to the fullest it can be.
    When you drink, you drink the whole glass,
    Do the same with life, suck it up!
    Copyright © 2001 N.Wiltshire
    March 30, 2001
    "They're the things that give us the strength to get up in the morning,
    That make us regret missing that one day of school.
    They're called friends."
    Copyright © 2001 Jitta Mats
    March 30, 2001
    "If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces,
    Never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anda V., Age 17 --- Riga, Latvia
    March 30, 2001
    "I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every moment!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Blaire E., Age 13 --- Kentucky
    March 28, 2001
    "Your strength does not come from life handed to you on a silver platter.
    Your greatest strength comes from the pain you have survived."
    Michael Karpovich --- Submitted by Brett C., Age 16 --- Hawaii
    March 28, 2001
    "Whoever said 'The last man standing wins'
    Never asked a girl to play."
    Kelly Barwell --- Submitted by Kara B., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
    March 28, 2001
    "Always remember to forget the things that made you sad.
    But never forget to remember, the things that made you glad.
    Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue.
    But never forget to remember, those who have stuck by you."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lara W., Age 15 --- Connecticut
    March 28, 2001
    "The only failure in this world is someone who does not learn from their mistakes. The only time you should be upset about making a mistake is when you cannot see the lesson."
    Copyright © 2001 John Rebbeck
    March 28, 2001
    "Life is too short to not take chances."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.H., Age 16 --- California
    March 26, 2001
    "It may take you years to gain a true friend,
    But only seconds to lose one."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Saril H., Age 15 --- Nebraska
    March 26, 2001
    "Think of all the beauty left around you and be happy."
    Anne Frank --- Submitted by Erica S., Age 15 --- California
    March 26, 2001
    "I met you as a stranger
    I treat you as a friend
    I hope we meet in heaven,
    Where friendship never ends."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Andrea A., Age 14 --- Monterrey, N.L, Mexico
    March 26, 2001
    "If you're not mentally tough,
    If nerves undo you instead of focus you,
    If you don't have the inner arrogance
    That you absolutely have what it takes to win,
    If you don't see, in your mind's eye,
    A picture of yourself winning -- then you won't win;
    And not because you can't."
    Summer Sanders --- Submitted by Kara D., Age 15 --- Massachusetts
    March 26, 2001
    "If you want life to be fair, which it isn't,
    Then you'll have to turn toward God.
    He's the only one who can lead you
    In the right direction."
    Copyright © 2001 Kelley Deaton
    March 23, 2001
    "It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all of my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart."
    Anne Frank --- Submitted by Sara M., Age 18 --- Washington
    March 23, 2001
    "Life is not like a piano; you don't get to practice."
    A. Z. J., Age 14 --- North Carolina
    March 23, 2001
    "Your thoughts create your reality."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mara C., Age 17 --- Indiana
    March 23, 2001
    "Pain has never been embraced nor welcomed in life, yet it is the very thing that will quicken you. What hinders you today will be your strength tomorrow for what is light without dark? Good without evil? If either did not exist, would you learn? Your life is a test that only you can pass, a lesson that only you can learn. When having been patient waiting for your dream and burdened by the passing hour, you began to understand the cause and cure for your pain. Through that pain you will have been made better and when you obtain your prize, you will be that much happier."
    Copyright © 2001 Rob Swingler
    March 23, 2001
    "They say it's not about winning, but about having fun.
    Winning is fun."
    SHS Trumpet Section --- Submitted by Jason L., Age 15 --- California
    March 21, 2001
    "It's not the winning and the losing that matters.
    It's the fact that once you fall,
    You get up enough courage to stand back up and keep going,
    No matter what."
    Copyright 2001 Chantal J. Moshakos
    March 21, 2001
    "I was glad I could answer promptly and I did; I said I don't know."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Holly M., Age 15 --- New Hampshire
    March 21, 2001
    "Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brad R., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia
    March 21, 2001
    "Dream BIG!
    So just in case that one dream doesn't become a reality,
    then you'll have enough SPACE to dream it again."
    J.F., Age 16 --- Georgia
    March 21, 2001
    "Love yourself for who you are, not for who someone wants you to be or who you wish you were. Be yourself and appreciate who you are. Even if you don't look like the way you'd like to look or act the way other people want you to act, you are who you are. Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't smart and intelligent, because you are as long as you believe you are.
    Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't pretty or cute, because the beauty you have on the inside will shine so bright that it will shine through to the image you have on the outside and make you 100% beautiful. Be yourself and love yourself for you and people will love you too."
    Copyright © 2001 Shantelle P. Baumgardner
    March 19, 2001
    "Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeanne & April I., Age 14 --- New York
    March 19, 2001
    "Follow the rainbow of your dreams,
    And it is then, that you will see your true colors."
    Written by Victoria L., Age 15 --- Illinois
    March 19, 2001
    "Make a difference.
    Don't just let life pass you by."
    Written by Michelle C., Age 17 --- Maryland
    March 19, 2001
    "Life is a series of experiences. You can be told what to do by a man who has experienced nothing. Does anyone listen to this man? Instead, do not wait to be told what to do. Experience life for what it is. Experience the joy and wonder of life. After all, you do only have one life to live, live it well."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Christopher L., Age 18 --- Florida
    March 19, 2001
    "Why do all good things come to an end?
    There is always something better."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.D., Age 17 --- Quebec, Canada
    March 16, 2001
    "If you have at least one joy in life, then keep living for that one joy for it could grow in to many more. But if you die, you will miss out on that one joy in life. So therefore, you DO have a reason to live."
    Written by Kali S., Age 15 --- North Carolina
    March 16, 2001
    "Learn today as if you will live forever,
    Live today as if you will die tomorrow."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amy T., Age 16 --- British Columbia, Canada
    March 16, 2001
    My life isn't exciting, I'm not the "most popular" one,
    But I know how to live and have lots of fun.
    But drinking or doing drugs isn't my deal,
    I get a high on life, which is something more real.
    I know in my future, there will be a time,
    When being popular won't matter,
    And being drug and alcohol free isn't a crime.
    There will be a day when my teen years of being clean will matter,
    For I have learned that drugs and alcohol will leave your life in a tatter.
    Copyright © 2001 Rachel Sumner
    March 16, 2001
    "To strive for the best, you have to be the best you can be
    And keep your head held high."
    Copyright © 2001 J. Badman
    March 16, 2001
    "Time lost is never found."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Monique H., Age 14 --- North Carolina
    March 14, 2001
    "Think not of the pain you shall go through in the process,
    But think of the pain you shall feel after you have lost."
    Copyright © 2001 Mallory Inzetta
    March 14, 2001
    "A smile or a simple "hello" can do wonders for people.
    It can make someone's day or even save someone's life.
    So, keep on smiling and saying hello to strangers."
    Copyright © 2001 Stephanie Crossley
    March 14, 2001
    "For those of you who go through a lot of problems, don't think of them as problems, think of them as part of life. Those who don't have issues to deal with will never be as smart as us because they will never learn any of life's lessons and that makes us stronger."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shing X., Age 19 --- California
    March 14, 2001
    "You can accomplish more in one hour with God
    Than in a lifetime without him."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.W., Age 16 --- North Carolina
    March 12, 2001
    "It's not what the world holds for you,
    It's what you bring to it!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica Erin G., Age 15 --- Virginia
    March 12, 2001
    "In the end everything is wonderful.
    If everything's not wonderful, then its not the end."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kari K., Age 17 --- Colorado
    March 12, 2001
    "There are three types of friends in the world:
    Those like water, which you always need
    Those like medicine, which you need on occasion
    Those like poison, which you never need."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Andie B., Age 18 --- Illinois
    March 12, 2001
    "Use what you've always had to find everything you need."
    Lee --- Submitted by Kimberly, Age 14 --- Florida
    March 12, 2001
    "It is not in denying the situation,
    But accepting it, that we are stronger."
    Copyright © 2001 Ann Paul
    March 9, 2001
    "When it's too painful to look back,
    And too frightening to look forward,
    Look beside you; a friend will be there."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Megan S., Age 15 --- Maryland
    March 9, 2001
    "The power to win must come from within."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.D., Age 15 --- QLD, Australia
    March 9, 2001
    "A year from now you may wish you had started today."
    Karen Lamb --- Submitted by Cassia C., Age 19 --- Ohio
    March 9, 2001
    "The beauty of life is mine today.
    They cannot take my mind away."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alice M., Age 16 --- Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    March 9, 2001
    "Some people are dealt harder cards in life, that's why you just have to play with what you've got and not bluff when it's time to show what you have."
    Copyright © 2001 Frank Speranza
    March 7, 2001
    "Winning is not everything, but it sure beats losing."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.E., Age 15 --- Canberra, Australia
    March 7, 2001
    "In the end, understanding is just having a sympathy for people.. being able to listen closely and intently while someone - anyone - tells you what's on their minds, be it good or bad, happy or sad. I don't think that people necessarily are looking for someone who can feel what they're feeling, I think that the basic thing that every person wants is someone to listen to them, pay them all the attention in the world, and just smile when they smile, laugh when they laugh, cry when they cry. That's all one can really do to understand."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.H., Age 16 --- New Jersey
    March 7, 2001
    "When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead,
    You can look beside you and your best friend will be there."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.A., Age 15 --- Illinois
    March 7, 2001
    "Life is like a watermelon:
    You have to take a big bite,
    Eat what you like, and spit out the seeds."
    Copyright © 2001 Vicky Littleton
    March 7, 2001
    "Friends are people like us,
    Who have taken different roads and paths,
    And are willing to give directions."
    Amanda V., Age 15 --- Minnesota
    March 5, 2001
    "Never think your life is over when you're feeling blue. I promise you it'll go on and you can't help it. You just have to take it, day by day by day. Never give up. There's always a way."
    Copyright © 1999 Christian Schenker
    March 5, 2001
    "Always try to understand the best of everything for you never know when you want someone to see the best of you."
    Copyright © 2001 Baili Connin
    March 5, 2001
    "I've learned that no matter what happens or how bad it seems today, life goes on and it will be better tomorrow."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah C., Age 17 --- North Carolina
    March 5, 2001
    "The past is woven together by regrets, and the future is founded in hopes, but the present is the point where time touches eternity."
    Copyright © 2001 Vickie Winterhalter
    March 5, 2001
    "You are who you think you are, even if you never admit it to yourself or anyone else. You may be in the worst position to judge but you are in the best position to know."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lisa M., Age 14 --- Massachusetts
    March 2, 2001
    "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."
    Babe Ruth --- Submitted by J. Gammon, Age 19 --- Ontario, Canada
    March 2, 2001
    "Live life to it's fullest.
    Never settle for less than what you deserve."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K. V., Age 18 --- Michigan
    March 2, 2001
    "Pain is only a state of mind."
    Willard (Rich) Willams --- Submitted by Christine O., Age 14 --- Virginia
    March 2, 2001
    "Love is the only thing that is free in life,
    But is worth all the money in the world."
    Copyright © 2001 Lauren Bazan
    March 2, 2001
    "When I find myself fading,
    I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie B., Age 18 --- Louisiana

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