JUNE 2002

    June 28, 2002
    "Why go though life pretending and end up in a nightmare, when you can live real and true and end up in a Dream?"
    Copyright © 2002 Beth McNeal
    June 28, 2002
    "You can't find buried treasure, within someone, by standing in shallow water."
    Copyright © 2002 Missy Johnson
    June 28, 2002
    "Some relationships are like a candle. In the beginning, it is whole, with no imperfections. As time goes by, the flame gets dimmer and dimmer and the candle smaller and smaller until there is nothing left of the candle except for the memories of what it used to be. Perfect."
    Written in 2001 by Crystal B., Age 16 --- Idaho
    June 28, 2002
    "You are important, no matter what others say."
    Written in 2002 by Ashley A., Age 13 --- Alabama
    June 28, 2002
    "In life, some people choose to follow the crowd, but I choose to lead it."
    Copyright © 2002 Ross Duhon
    Live life to the fullest
    June 26, 2002
    "Never try to escape from your problems but face them. They will follow you like an avalanche follows the downhill path of a mountain and in the end, they will be so big and heavy, they'll crush you."
    Written in 2002 by I.G. --- Pinneberg, Germany
    I tried running away from my problems but they came after me and suddenly it was almost too hard to deal with them. I learned from that experience but maybe I can help somebody to keep him/her from making the same mistake and having to go through what I had to go through.
    June 26, 2002
    "Some say the only reason the Indian Rain Dance worked is because they danced till it rained. Stay at it."
    From the movie "Summer Catch" --- Submitted by Laura W., Age 16 --- Indiana
    June 26, 2002
    "Change is life; good or bad is your perception of it."
    Written in 2002 by Emily R., Age 17 --- Utah
    June 26, 2002
    "Who said that the sky was the limit when there are footprints on the moon?"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.W., Age 16 --- Oregon
    June 26, 2002
    "Death, heartache, sorrow, leads to life, love, happiness."
    Dr. Hill (my French teacher) --- Submitted by Jesse K., Age 17 --- United Kingdom
    June 26, 2002
    "Live for yourself, not your self-image."
    Written in 2002 by Justin S., Age 18 --- Indiana
    June 24, 2002
    "The only difference between try and triumph is a little bit of umph..."
    2001 Girls outdoor track --- Submitted by Grace O., Age 16 --- New York
    June 24, 2002
    "Time is what we have the most of, yet never use, and then when it's gone we think about how little time we had."
    Copyright © 2002 James Williams
    This quote is for people to realize that time is the only thing we have that we cannot stop or slow or speed up. Please do not waste the time you have only to regret it in the future. Make sure that before you die you can say to yourself that you did everything that you could of and had a good time doing it. DO NOT devote yourself to one thing in particular, e.g. religion, "your life is yours alone, rise up and live it."
    June 24, 2002
    "You have got to slow down and find the rhythm in your life.
    Because if you've lost your rhythm, you've lost your drive."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kristin B., Age 17 --- Illinois
    June 24, 2002
    "It is not living if you live for yourself alone."
    Written in 2001 by G.W., Age 17 --- Louisiana
    June 24, 2002
    "There is a rainbow somewhere beyond the sky blue.
    Dreams that you dare dream sometimes do come true."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rajni S., Age 16 --- Jharkhand, India
    June 21, 2002
    The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
    Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then?
    I cannot say.
    J.R.R. Tolkien --- Submitted by Adam I., Age 14 --- Louisiana
    June 21, 2002
    "One thing that everyone hates about wishing: it's not real and it'll never happen, unless you work for it. If you wish and don't work to fulfill your dreams, you are just wasting your time."
    Copyright © 2002 Luke Si-Hoon Lee
    June 21, 2002
    "The hardest thing in life is not always having confidence in your own ability, but rather, having confidence in others confidence in your ability."
    Copyright © 2002 Janine Oberem
    June 21, 2002
    "All you need in this world is one true friend!!"
    Written in 2002 by Anne Marie C., Age 14 --- Maryland
    Right now all my friends hate me except one. She is the best friend anyone could have. She has helped me through life so far and I hope she will for the rest of my life.
    June 21, 2002
    "Life is a lesson in time it goes by in phases, much like the four seasons. So the next time they come around, you'll know how to see them and be prepared for whatever new comes your way."
    Copyright © 2002 Rhonda Lucy
    June 21, 2002
    "God gave you eyes. Why not use them to see the path that he has for you?"
    Copyright © 2002 Mark Horn
    June 19, 2002
    You must not be human,
    For any human wouldn't do what you did.
    You forgave my faults,
    And you took my hand.

    You must not be human,
    No human I know is like you.
    You saw who I really am.

    You must not be human.
    Humans are not so kind,
    None of them give me this kind of peace of mind.

    You must not be human.
    It's not possible,
    Believe me it's true.
    You are forgiving and kind.

    You have a warmth.
    The warmth and love you give me,
    Convinces me that you are an ANGEL ON EARTH.
    Copyright © 2002 Kayla Sullivan
    I hope that this poem will show you that even though you may not believe it, there are people who will surprise and they do love you. I wrote this poem in hope that I would find someone that fits that description, and through hope, I believe that I have.
    June 19, 2002
    "The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff
    Than the one who stays away."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mallori W., Age 15 --- Mississippi
    June 19, 2002
    "Never believe in your doubts and never doubt your beliefs."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.M., Age 15 --- Rhode Island
    June 19, 2002
    "The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward."
    Henry David Thoreau --- Submitted by Erin H., Age 16 --- Nevada
    June 19, 2002
    "What you put into life is most often what you get out of it!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Patrick Y., Age 16 --- Washington
    June 19, 2002
    "I learnt some important life lessons from playing sports. Play hard.
    You can't always win, but you can always have fun."
    Written in 2002 by Bart H., Age 12 --- Ontario, Canada
    June 17, 2002
    "There is no such thing as power in life...only passion."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.J., Age 15 --- New York City
    June 17, 2002
    "Life is like one of those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. The choices made throughout your life determine whether the ending is good or bad. The only difference is that in life, you can't go back to change your mind if you don't like the ending, so make your choices carefully."
    Copyright © 2002 Alyssa McLerran
    June 17, 2002
    "Popularity is probably the stupidest word. Who cares about popularity? Just do whatever you want and don't take other peoples opinions about you into consideration. Have fun and don't care what other people think!"
    Written in 2002 by Mindy A., Age 15 --- Connecticut
    This was my best friend's and my theory for our last year of middle school. I love just doing whatever and not caring what people think about me!
    June 17, 2002
    " The heart has an amazing ability to do things in the correct way!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sachin S., Age 18 --- New Zealand
    June 17, 2002
    "I believe in life that it's the hard times that make the good times so special."
    Nathan Stafford --- Submitted by Wesley T., Age 14 --- South Carolina
    My friend said this to me when I needed it most.
    June 14, 2002
    "Life: It's an adventure; one that's not always understood with ups and downs, lefts and rights, smiles and frowns, but why? When it seems hopeless we wonder why? When the darkness closes in and you don't see the point anymore, just think of past times, the cherished memories, the friends, the laughter and smiles that never end, the parties, the long walks, the crushes, the late night talks, the hugs, the kisses, the love, the wishes. Don't let it pass you by. After all, you only have one life to live; there are no dress rehearsals or practices. After all, what do you want people to say about you at your funeral?"
    Copyright © 2002 Rachael Ann Steuer
    This mindset helped me through a very difficult time in my life and has helped many of my friends as well. I hope it can help you.
    June 14, 2002
    "'At least' doesn't mean the best you can do."
    Copyright © 2002 Rowan Hardial Jr.
    June 14, 2002
    "Never forget the days I spent with you.
    Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours."
    Ludwig Van Beethoven --- Submitted by Erin H., Age 16 --- Nevada
    June 14, 2002
    "You never learn to appreciate or value things that really matter in life until there gone. You lose, then you want; you have, then you don't appreciate. The real meaning and value is in the smallest things we take for granted."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Silvia G., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada
    Don't let life pass you by because you get caught up in all that seem impossible and never bother to try. Trying is better than not doing anything at all; better late then never.
    June 14, 2002
    "Never underestimate the power of a smile!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tammy R., Age 12 --- Alberta, Canada
    June 14, 2002
    "I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.
    If that makes me a bitch, okay."
    Madonna --- Submitted by K.E., Age 18 --- Wisconsin
    This quote reminds me, everyday, to strive for what I know is best for me. Also, it reminds me that what other people think of you is not the most important thing in life.
    June 12, 2002
    "Be happy for this moment
    Because this moment is your life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.C., Age 16 --- British Columbia, Canada
    June 12, 2002
    "Hope is the courage of knowing the truth, and no matter how bad the truth may be, you still hold on."
    Copyright © 2002 Lauren Smith
    June 12, 2002
    "It is better to try and fail than to fail to try!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by George C., Age 19 --- California
    June 12, 2002
    "Don't live your life with 'what ifs'. Instead, live it with assurance."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.R., Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
    June 12, 2002
    "How can you prove that you have lived, when you have never taken a chance?
    Taking a chance proves that you really lived, so take a chance."
    Written in 2002 by Ryan M., Age 17 --- Oregon
    June 12, 2002
    "It's really amazing when two strangers become friends,
    But it's really sad when two friends become strangers."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lia S., Age 14 --- Texas
    June 10, 2002
    "Express yourself! Just make sure you are not labeled 'Viewer Discretion is Advised'."
    Written in 2002 by Jess W. --- Minnesota
    June 10, 2002
    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You can see the future as a vast, frightening, dark valley that you wish never to venture into. Or, you can look upon it as a fresh start and a bright new adventure."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Colleen S., Age 14 --- Washington
    For the HRS c/o 2002
    June 10, 2002
    " When life slaps you across the face, look towards the bright side and smile; you'll see that sting goes away faster."
    Written in 2002 by Karla H., Age 16 --- California
    If you are ever having a bad time, just remember this and always smile; it makes every situation better.
    June 10, 2002
    "Never be afraid to dream; for out of such precious things come miracles."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mandy G., Age 17 --- Maine
    June 10, 2002
    "You can plan the picnic, but you cannot decide the weather!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nicole B., Age 18 --- Wisconsin
    June 10, 2002
    "Focus on one thing, think through it, and go for it!
    No hesitation, no holding back; that's how you get things done!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by D.F., Age 15 --- British Columbia, Canada
    June 7, 2002
    "In a world where teens are looked down upon as stereotypical, stupid, and senseless, it's the job of those who are not, to prove it and be seen as spectacular."
    Written in 2002 by A.W., Age 16 --- Virginia
    June 7, 2002
    "Keep your head up. Even if the road gets rough, never give up."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tamara P., Age 16 --- Quebec, Canada
    June 7, 2002
    Don't ever give up, if you still want to try.
    Don't ever wipe your tears, if you still want to cry.
    Don't ever settle for an answer, if you still want to know.
    Don't ever say you don't love him, if you can't let him go!
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kayla A., Age 14 --- Nova Scotia, Canada
    June 7, 2002
    You gotta molt to mend, dig in
    Throw off the pressure to pretend,
    Trust in your heart
    Your soul to defend,
    Defining, who it is you are in the end.

    It's trifling,
    The way your dreams hang, suspend,
    The way you do all that they intend,
    So easily they sway you, you bend,
    Is it on them that you depend?
    Or did they weaken you
    So you can't defend?
    Copyright © 2002 Laura Lin
    June 5, 2002
    "Hope deferred makes the heart sick.
    But when dreams come true, at last, they bring life and joy."
    Proverbs 13:12 --- Submitted by Amanda A., Age 15 --- Montana
    June 5, 2002
    "For every sixty seconds spent on anger, you lose one minute of happiness..."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.F., Age 15 --- California
    June 5, 2002
    "Life will never be perfect; if it is, there will always be something to change it unexpectedly. So look on the bright side of life and live it well."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Diona L., Age 17 --- Singapore
    June 5, 2002
    "If you live your life through others you'll never live your own."
    Written in 2002 by Brittany K., Age 15 --- Texas
    Having people you look up to in life are fine but live your life for yourself and no one else because if you do, it won't be your own life but someone else's!
    June 5, 2002
    "The only way to find out who you are
    Is to get to the place where you don't have to be anything else."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rachel S., Age 17 --- Illinois
    June 5, 2002
    "If you do not want to be tempted, don't go to temptation."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Susan A., Age 15 --- California
    June 3, 2002
    "Be generous with your joy. Give away what you most want. Be generous with your insights and delights. Instead of fearing that they're going to slip away and holding on to them, share them."
    Pema Chödrön --- Submitted by Justyna B., Age 13 --- Alberta, Canada
    June 3, 2002
    "There wouldn't be a heaven full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one. If at times you feel discouraged, look to your star. It was born to shine brightly, there in the darkness, just as you were born to dream and never give up. Hold onto your dreams and believe in yourself."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Erica T., Age 16 --- Auckland, New Zealand
    June 3, 2002
    "Doing more then we have to... is sometimes the right thing to do."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kendall S., Age 16 --- Washington
    June 3, 2002
    "No matter what, if you can get through one day with a smile on your face, you can get through anything."
    Written in 2002 by L.S., Age 14 --- California
    June 3, 2002
    "I have yet to meet a person who is truly 'the only one'."
    Reid Christie --- Submitted by E.R., Age 13 --- Ohio
    June 3, 2002
    "All the things that I have been through, I have learned one thing; there is someone out there that has it way worse than I do and someone that has it way worse than them. So in reality, your problem is never really that bad."
    Copyright © 2002 Juan Carlos Otero