MAY 2002

    May 31, 2002
    "I thank you for laughing and caring, when I was not.
    I thank you for loving, when I did not know how.
    And I thank you for life, when I did not know what it was."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.M., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada
    May 31, 2002
    "It is good to have an end to journey towards,
    But it is the journey that matters in the end."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Caitie D., Age 17 --- Maryland
    May 31, 2002
    "Everything you do or say, you say or do it for a reason.... even if it doesn't always have a good outcome or it hurts someone. It was suppose to happen. It may not always be what you want... but later in life you'll benefit from it and look back and realize you're glad that did happen because life just wouldn't be the same now. Don't ever regret anything for it will hurt you and others eventually."
    Copyright © 2002 Megan Goss
    May 31, 2002
    "Sometimes life is like a current. It's really hard at first and you feel like your going to drown. But, eventually, you fight back and you swim against it. You keep thinking, I'll find the shore sometime. Then you say to yourself, 'It doesn't matter if I find the shore, because I can keep myself afloat.'"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.N., Age 13 --- Indiana
    Keep going. Someone out there loves you, and if you are sure no one does, I do.
    May 31, 2002
    " I don't remember how we all happened to meet each other. I don't remember who got along with whom first. All I can remember is all of us together... always."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jenna S., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
    I'd like to dedicate this quote to my friends Christa, Dave and Marc. Even though we've all changed so much this past year, we'll always be friends! I love you all!
    May 31, 2002
    "Never stop believing in yourself because, at times, you may be the only person believing in you."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chelsie T., Age 14 --- Wyoming
    May 29, 2002
    "One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter."
    James Earl Jones --- Submitted by Rosanna L., Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
    Don't be afraid to say how you feel.
    May 29, 2002
    "Patience is the key to getting what you want in life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah H., Age 17 --- Virginia
    May 29, 2002
    "God throws curve balls. Don't miss them because they are for you; these are your opportunities to show you can succeed."
    Copyright © 2002 Kayleigh Johnson
    May 29, 2002
    "Be excellent to each other."
    From 'Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Adventure'
    --- Submitted by Jess M., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania

    May 29, 2002
    "Fear that tomorrow will never come and that today will be lost tonight at dusk. Take what you have in your life and make it better. Make a smile into someone's happiness, your dreams into your adventures and your friends into your loved ones; for love can change the world in a day, can change a person in an instant and can change lives forever. For if tomorrow never comes... "I love you". Everyone deserves to hear those simple words everyday, for it may be his or her last and tomorrow will never come."
    Copyright © 2002 Katie Zogran
    When I was having the time of my life and nothing could get any better then what it was, I had one of my friend's brother pass away in a car accident and everything just went down hill from there. From this experience, I have taken a new outlook on everything I do, because there may never be a tomorrow for anyone or me. So no matter how bad of a day I have, there's no reason to waste it for a reason that's not worth it. My days now have changed and everything and everyone around me has taken what today brings us into both hands and carries it with everything that we have, because tomorrow will never come for a lot of us! God Bless us all!
    May 29, 2002
    "Love is like a rose. No matter how beautiful it is, you will always have a few thorns."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stacey E., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    May 24, 2002
    "If you fear something fear this: the impossible would become the common and everyone could do everything and there would be nothing to shoot for."
    Copyright © 2002 Jenny Hiykel
    May 24, 2002
    "Great parents don't make our paths for us, but leave them for us to pave as we go along."
    Copyright © 2002 Steve Sclar
    May 24, 2002
    "What you get out of something depends solely upon what you put into it; Pour out your heart and soul into the things you love and success will always find you."
    Copyright © 2002 Lauren Malinowski
    This is a quote I made up which can pertain to almost anything especially sports!
    May 24, 2002
    "I'd rather be hurt than hurt someone else, you can live with pain, it goes away, but guilt stays with you forever."
    Written in 2002 by Gina S., Age 18
    May 24, 2002
    "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."
    Knute Rockne --- Submitted by L.S., Age 16 --- Ohio
    May 24, 2002
    "It's another great day to be alive!"
    Chris Shelby --- Submitted by Rachel G., Age 15 --- Maryland
    Everyday at track practice....
    May 24, 2002

    Dreams are images that form in your mind
    That grow larger and greater over time.
    Dreams are goals you strive to achieve.
    Dreams always seem more possible through a child's eyes.
    Now you may think that it is young and naive
    But it is just that they believe.
    Now don't you wish you could once more view your dreams
    Through the eyes of a child?
    Written in 2002 by Lacey C., Age 13 --- Oregon
    May 22, 2002
    A Winner Is

    "A winner is a person who realizes nothing comes easy and if it does, it's not worth having. They realize that the real satisfactions in life only come with hard work and pain. A winner is a person who won't settle for second best if they know they are capable of doing it better. Unless a winner knows she's given it a hundred percent, she's unable to and won't accept defeat. A person is rarely born a winner; it takes a lot of time and determination. Most if all, it takes that drive to push yourself that one extra step. In the end, it's that one extra step that counts."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah E., Age 13 --- Iowa
    May 22, 2002
    "Always try to help someone, no matter the price. If you don't help and this person falls, you don't know what the help you could have offered could have done. If you do help and the person falls anyway, you still know that you tried your best to help, and that's all you could have done; that is all that is humanly possible to do."
    Copyright © 2002 Matt Timman and Andrew Arvay
    Our peers here disregard everyone else and only worry about themselves. We traded ideas and we came to a general idea, a message, why we should care, and why we should try.
    May 22, 2002
    "Sometimes someone says something really small, but it fits right into the empty place in your heart."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kayla A., Age 14 --- Nova Scotia, Canada
    May 22, 2002
    "A friendship is like a string. If you don't want to let it go, don't cut it up; 'cause if you do, you may never get it back the same way."
    Written in 2002 by Emily G., Age 13 --- Indiana
    May 22, 2002
    "When you're a kid, you see the life you want and it never crosses your mind that it won't turn out that way."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.H., Age 15 --- Michigan
    May 22, 2002
    "Wishing to re-do your life without mistakes is like wishing for things you never had to take."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeana B., Age 15 --- Louisiana
    May 22, 2002
    "Organized education gives us information we need, but there are things out there we need to learn ourselves."
    Lauren Hill --- Submitted by Emily S., Age 16 --- Arizona
    May 20, 2002
    "If you were born with wings...why crawl through life?"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by R N., Age 15 --- Missouri
    May 20, 2002
    "Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love, but rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amanda F., Age 16 --- Devon, United Kingdom
    May 20, 2002
    "Love is like the ocean; it has its ups and downs but yet it always flows."
    Written in 2002 by R.K., Age 15 --- Indiana
    May 20, 2002
    "If it weren't for the players on the bench, there wouldn't be a starting five."
    Written in 2002 Brandi B., Age 16 --- Indiana
    This past year in basketball I went from starter to 6th man off the bench. At first it was devastating but I realized now that I am who makes the other players better. Now all I have to do is work to make myself better to earn back my position.
    May 20, 2002
    "In whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability. It'll pay off in the long run; trust me. Whether it be athletics, work, or school. Take it seriously and don't slack off. It'll get you anywhere that you want to be. I've learned from a friend of mine. He is one of the best swimmers I know who has managed to keep a 4.0 his entire four years of high school and earn a Divison I scholarship to Saint Louis University."
    Written in 2002 Katie H., Age 14 --- Indiana
    May 20, 2002
    "I love knowing the exhilarating feeling I get isn't from a pill; I got it on my own."
    Written in 2002 Emily K., Age 15 --- Georgia
    May 17, 2002
    I WISH

    I wish the world was free,
    And I wish no tears were cried.
    I wish all promises kept,
    And I wish no need for lies.

    I wish the heart still be pure,
    And I wish guilt would melt away.
    I wish hatred was unknown to all,
    And I wish love would make us stay.

    I wish all roads to meet again,
    And I wish luck to be in your stride.
    I wish all troubles conquered,
    And I wish for even sides.

    I wish all bullets into bubbles,
    And I wish wars didn't come to exist.
    I wish guns became rainbows,
    And I wish all targets missed.

    I wish all water clean,
    And I wish for understanding.
    I wish for peace of all the world,
    And I wish this less demanding.

    I wish for the children tomorrow,
    To see a better day.
    I wish for them to love each other,
    I hope and pray they may.
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.W., Age 16 --- Tasmania, Australia
    May 17, 2002
    " Everyone motivates me to do crazy things.
    If you hurt me, I might cry.
    But if you believe in me, I will always smile."
    Written in 2002 by Kirby W., Age 14 --- Ohio
    I've been through a lot these past few weeks and I know some of us don't think it'll ever get better. But it will, trust me. Think about this smile and don't let just anyone get the best of you. And remember this, if you think no one loves you...I do, no matter who you are or where you're from. Keep on smiling everyone.
    May 17, 2002
    " Don't let anyone make you feel like you don't deserve what you want."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.H., Age 18 --- Wisconsin
    May 17, 2002
    " Life for us(Teens) is being lost with a map but not knowing which way to go."
    Copyright © 2002 Niraj Nagpal
    May 17, 2002
    " The sky is the limit, if you cannot dream beyond."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shay R., Age 15 --- Queensland, Australia
    May 17, 2002
    " Give up that which you cannot keep
    To gain that which you cannot lose."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ray R., Age 16 --- California
    May 17, 2002
    " Some opportunities wait for you,
    Others don't come again."
    Copyright © 2002 Laura Lin
    May 15, 2002
    " When life hands you darkness, it's your job to see through it to find the light."
    Written in 2002 by A.D., Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
    May 15, 2002
    " People often ask, "I wonder what the future holds for me?" Let me tell you one thing. The future holds nothing. It is you that holds the future, in your own hands. You make your own path, your own reality. So don't think that the future is already set, and you can't change it. For that is one of our greatest gifts, to change and shift what we all want."
    Copyright © 2002 Jason Gonzales
    May 15, 2002
    " Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
    George Bernard Shaw --- Submitted by Justyna B., Age 13 --- Alberta, Canada
    May 15, 2002
    " If you think you can, you will, and you will succeed.
    If you think you can't, you won't, and you'll be left with what you started with!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie C., Age 16 --- Maryland
    May 15, 2002
    " When you fail, stand up with your head held high, wipe yourself off, and try again."
    Written in 2002 by Nicole P., Age 18 --- Washington
    May 15, 2002
    " The height of your success is determined by the depth of your desire!!!"
    Written in 2002 by N.A., Age 17 --- Alberta, Canada
    May 15, 2002
    " Have a great day, unless you have other plans."
    Danielle Colao --- Submitted by Carrie N., Age 17 --- Maryland
    May 13, 2002
    " If you put negative ingredients into a blender, only bitter tasting things will appear in you glass. If positive ingredients are put into a blender, your glass will forever be filled with bliss and happiness."
    Copyright © 2002 Matt Gordy
    May 13, 2002
    " There is no such thing as an overachiever."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kate A., Age 19 --- Pennsylvania
    May 13, 2002
    " You'll be the same person 5 years from now...except for the books you read, and the people you meet."
    Chancellor Runnels --- Submitted by Sheba S., Age 17 --- California
    May 13, 2002
    " Living is a challenge we all have to face. Some take it better than others but to live on to the next is an accomplishment itself. Love life and love living, and the rest will fall into place piece by piece."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Diona L., Age 17 --- Singapore
    No life is too short; it's just a matter of how you live it and what you do during your lifetime.
    May 13, 2002
    " We can choose to throw stones, step over them, or build with them."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kayla D., Age 16 --- Rhode Island
    May 13, 2002
    " It is good to give when asked, but better to give, unasked, through understanding."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.Z., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
    This is dedicated to Brian Schell. He and his wife were my color guard instructors, until something beyond their control no longer enables them to work at our school. Brian always inspired us and gave many great quotes to us. This one was my favorite! Thanks Brian and Christine! We love u guys!
    May 13, 2002
    " Everything is a memory except for the present. What is now the present will soon be a memory, too."
    Written in 2002 by Angela H., Age 14 --- Illinois
    This is for when what's going on in your life is tough (such as a breakup). It reminds you that everything becomes a memory and that the present is a very short time period.
    May 13, 2002
    " When life seems to be looking down on you, all you can do is look up at it, smile, wink, and laugh heartily. You never know, life probably has a sense of humor."
    Copyright © 2002 Denae Ball
    May 10, 2002
    Life is a scrapbook, torn and old
    In which our little lives are told,
    And when the twilight shadows fall
    This is the sweetest thing of all;
    To turn the pages of the years,
    Remembering with happy tears
    The faithful love, the perfect friend...
    These things are treasured to the end.
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nicole P., Age 17 --- New York
    May 10, 2002
    " Don't give up on what you want for yourself, because you, and only you decide if you get that for yourself."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.M., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
    May 10, 2002
    " In every relationship, if you come to think of it, you can only gain, you don't lose anything. Even losing the person you love is a gain. Because you break up with him/her because he/she is not right for you, you won't have to live up with someone you're not meant to be with for your entire life. But during the time you're together, they teach you new things and experiences you might have never had before. After you break up, they bring you the people who really care about you. So don't hate them, don't cry because it's over, love them and treasure them as memories you can look back upon later, when you've found someone else."
    Written in 2002 by H.L., Age 14 --- Hong Kong
    May 10, 2002

    Wrestling is much more than just a game
    You struggle, you fight, you train for hours
    For one big match, a contest for power
    If you lose there's no one else you can blame

    When it's you out there alone on the mat
    You see your opponent work up a rage
    It can seem like he broke out of a cage
    And if you lose, you walk off like a rat

    Run to the locker room, blow off some steam
    Still it doesn't change the fact that you've lost
    It's hard to wonder what winning must cost
    But the hardest part is facing your team

    Even the toughest guys out there can cry
    I love this sport, but never ask me why
    Written in 2002 by Kyle W., Age 16 --- New York
    May 10, 2002
    " If people won't accept you for who you are, then they are not true friends anyway. So don't try to change who you are just to be accepted by someone else, you are who you are and there is someone out there for everyone."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.F., Age 15 --- Colorado
    True friendships are held together because people can be themselves around each other, not trying to be someone they are not.
    May 8, 2002
    " What is a second without a minute? What is a minute without love? What is love without pain? If love conquers everything, time conquers love. Time is everlasting, and although it seems like forever, love and pain are not. If you are hurt in love, take power from this and keep the teachings of it for life. If you feel hurt, remember this shows that you are human; that you can feel the love and pain that exists in your heart, shows your soul in a deeper perspective."
    Written in 2002 by Karl F., Age 17 --- TAS, Australia
    May 8, 2002
    " The greatest achievements are those that benefit others."
    Dennis Waitley --- Submitted by Megan P., Age 13 --- Indiana
    May 8, 2002
    " It's time to stop living for the what-if's and just live."
    Written in 2002 by Jessica S., Age 17 --- Indiana
    You can't go through life wondering what would happen if something turned out different or you chose a different path at the time. You need to look beyond that, accept it, and move on.
    May 8, 2002
    " It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."
    Albert Einstein --- Submitted by Molly T., Age 16 --- Illinois
    May 8, 2002
    " Pull out all the stops!"
    My math teacher --- Submitted by J.A., Age 17 --- Michigan
    May 8, 2002
    " Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
    Benjamin Franklin --- Submitted by M.W., Age 14 --- Hong Kong, China
    May 8, 2002
    " It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that is pretty important."
    Martin Luther King Jr. --- Submitted by Chris M., Age 14 --- Alaska
    May 8, 2002
    " Two wrongs don't make a right."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vanessa W., Age 16 --- Texas
    May 6, 2002
    " Nothing is impossible. Follow your dreams and make them reality; seize the day."
    Copyright © 2002 Amy Windebank
    May 6, 2002
    " Be happy being your own, unique, special you -- only YOU can."
    Dawn Belling --- Submitted by Lindsay M., Age 14 --- Connecticut
    May 6, 2002
    " If you get tired, run faster. If you think you can't go on anymore, run faster. Just think, the faster you run the sooner you'll be done and the more of an accomplishment you will have achieved!"
    Copyright © 2002 Brittany Witherup
    May 6, 2002
    " Your youth is a road trip - so don't forget to pack your sense of humor."
    Written in 2002 by April H., Age 17 --- Mississippi
    May 6, 2002
    " Life leaves now.... Don't miss your flight!"
    Copyright © 2002 Ashley Tulak
    May 6, 2002
    " It doesn't matter how things are done, what matters is how hard you tried doing them."
    Copyright © 2002 Jessica Dancel
    May 6, 2002
    " Most people tend to take life for granted. Life is a precious gift that we only possess for a certain amount of time. So shut your eyes, light your face with a smile, and take in the experience; for we do not know what may come of tomorrow."
    Written in 2002 by Rachel S., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
    May 6, 2002
    " Pain doesn't decompose when you bury it."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hannah D., Age 14 --- Massachusetts
    May 3, 2002
    " Normal is only a cycle on a washing machine."
    Author Unknown ---Submitted by S.G., Age 16 --- New Jersey
    May 3, 2002
    " Everyone knows that there's a beginning and an end. But what most people don't realize is that there is a middle. So make the most of the middle while it's here, because you can't go back in time and re-live it again. Once it's over, it's over. There's no turning back. You can't live in the past forever - so look forward to the future!"
    Written in 2002 by Jenny G., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia
    May 3, 2002
    " I may have burned our bridge, but together, we may be able to find away across the water."
    Gillian Moore --- Submitted by L.T., Age 17 --- QLD, Australia
    May 3, 2002
    " Don't complain about things you allow."
    Author Unknown ---Submitted by Stephanie E., Age 18 --- Ohio
    May 3, 2002
    " If you always tell the truth, you never have to worry about being caught in a lie."
    Mark Twain --- Submitted by M.H., Age 19 --- Pennsylvania
    May 3, 2002
    " The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way!"
    Author Unknown ---Submitted by C.B., Age 18 --- North Carolina
    May 3, 2002
    " Believe in yourself. The less you think, the better you do. And don't worry about the consequences. Just think about your A game and having fun."
    My best friend --- Submitted by Kristen A., Age 13 --- New York
    This is more of a sports-related quote, but I thought it was really good advice.
    May 1, 2002
    " Try your best. No matter if you succeed or fail you will have learned something."
    Author Unknown ---Submitted by Danielle E., Age 17 --- Missouri
    May 1, 2002
    " Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all, this too shall pass."
    Author Unknown ---Submitted by Christie C., Age 17 --- Georgia
    May 1, 2002
    " Don't take the roads you know, explore your life."
    Written in 2002 by Michael G., Age 13 --- Minnesota
    May 1, 2002
    " Dare to be different...dare to dream!"
    Written in 2002 by N.B., Age 14 --- New Jersey
    May 1, 2002
    " It is not such a problem when other people underestimate us. Where the problem comes in is when we start to believe their opinion and begin to underestimate ourselves."
    Written in 2002 by Jaycee L., Age 16 --- Louisiana
    May 1, 2002
    " So far I've learnt that every day of your life must be lived to the fullest. Life is about smiling, laughing, and crying. Life is about making the most of what you have and what you're given. It's about keeping relationships and losing them. Life is about falling in love and losing someone you do love. Life was given to us as a challenge, and it's not easy, but you have to try and meet that challenge and make the most of it while you can because you don't actually know when it will be your turn to lay down to rest. You only have one shot at life, so make sure you take it with both hands and squeeze every little drop out of it you can."
    Copyright © 2002 Grant Hancock

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