MAY 2003

    May 30, 2003
    "The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said."
    Peter F. Drucker --- Submitted by Amanda H., Age 17 --- New York
    May 30, 2003
    "It's amazing how one person can light up the dark with out even saying a word."
    Written in 2003 by Sam R., Age 17 --- Illinois
    I have never been in love until now. My life wouldn't be the same without him. He lights up the dark.
    May 30, 2003
    "If you want something, and you want it badly, you have to make it happen. Don't sit back and wait for the other person to do it, do it yourself."
    Written in 2003 by C. W., Age 14 --- Qld, Australia
    I learnt this when I had a big crush on this guy. I thought he was gonna ask me out, but he didn't; I should have done it myself. Better luck next time.
    May 30, 2003
    "If you stop to think about life, you're wasting it. Go out with a smile, a hop in your step and your heart open. Think about what life you would like to have is a waste of the life you have. Love everyday!"
    Written in 2003 Gillian R., Age 15 --- New York
    It took a very good friend getting shot for me to realize life can be cut short without you even knowing. Just live life like you could die the next day because who knows?
    May 30, 2003
    "No one should bottle up their emotions. When the pressure inside is to great and the glass breaks, the broken pieces can hurt anyone that passes by."
    Copyright © 2003 Tara Biggs
    Let your feelings show, because no one can heal the unknown. Also, finding out hidden feelings can scar more people than intended.
    May 28, 2003
    "It's not what you wear but how you wear it."
    Written in 2003 by A.D., Age 18 --- Minnesota
    May 28, 2003
    "Know that people come and go in our lives; so don't cling too much to them."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Reena A. --- Quebec, Canada
    I've learned this during my years of high school and now in college!
    May 28, 2003
    "It's not how far you got, but the distance you traveled to get there."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Diane S., Age 17 --- Georgia
    May 28, 2003
    "You don't fail if you fall, you fail if you don't try to get back up."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katherine K., Age 13 --- United Kingdom
    May 28, 2003
    "We can only give people chances and opportunities--- the rest is up to them."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lauren A., Age 15 --- North Carolina
    May 21, 2003
    "Along anyone's quest for greatness, there are times when the worst shall be brought out."
    Written in 2003 by K.F., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada
    I hope somebody can read this quote and realize that if their life may be stuck in a rut right now, it will not stay that way forever unless they let it.
    May 21, 2003
    "I must not fear. Fear is a mind killer. I will face my fear."
    Written in 2003 by M.S., Age 16 --- Illinois
    Why fear anything? ...if you are afraid of someone or something that means you're living your life around that fear so you don't have to encounter it, so you can't live your life the way YOU want to.
    May 21, 2003
    "Remember, whatever happens, HAPPENS FOR A REASON!!!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah F., Age 13 --- Texas
    I learned this when my best friend. Started dating a guy I didn't like, but in the end, he ended up not doing all the bad things he said, and now we are good friends!
    May 21, 2003
    "When it's time of happiness, everyone celebrates; when it's time for sadness, you cry alone."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kavishna M., Age 16 --- South Africa
    Said to me by my teacher
    May 21, 2003
    "Always leave some sugar in the sugar bowl for when you run out of energy."
    Written in 2003 by Erika H., Age 13 --- Alaska
    May 21, 2003
    "If you always base everything on God, everything will always be ok."
    Copyright © 2003 Rae Brown
    May 19, 2003
    "Fight to be happy. Fight to be strong. Fight to be who the person you know you can be. Fight for what you know is right. Fight for you. Fight for those around you not with them. Continue to fight until the world realizes what it's up against. Even then, don't stop. Never stop. You have a right to be here, to make a difference. Don't hold back. Go get em!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashley W., Age 16 --- Washington
    May 19, 2003
    "Don't just look at the mirror; look into it."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Broc G., Age 15 --- Minnesota
    Look at what's on the inside before the outside.
    May 19, 2003
    "Don't blame others for the things that can't be controlled. In the end, the saddest things change no matter how big the loss. Only you can be brave enough to move on and accept it's no one's fault."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ericka B. Age 14 --- Ohio
    I lost my dad when I was 6. I never got to say goodbye! My mom and I always got into fights and I blamed her for the longest time. Please don't do this and tell your parents you love them daily! If I ever lost my mom, I don't know what I would do.
    May 19, 2003
    "Not giving your ALL, in ANY sport, is taking away from the game."
    Jason --- Submitted by S.K., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
    May 19, 2003
    "A friend is someone who will, instead of meeting you halfway, go all the way; if you do not have the strength to make the trip."
    Written in 2003 by Stephanie W., Age 13 --- British Columbia, Canada
    I wrote this after a fight with my best friend. During the argument, I told her that I was sick of her not meeting me halfway, when I realized that she didn't have the strength for that. So, after apologizing, I made up this quote, and now it helps me realize how important friends are.
    May 19, 2003
    "Things aren't always going to go perfectly, you will have bad days. Things won't happen over night, so you have to work hard and wait. Good things come to people, not because they wish, but because they also work for what they believe in."
    Copyright © 2003 Amy Barber
    I think that no matter if you take this quote as advice for guy problems, sports, friendships, school or whatever, you need to understand that things won't come to you just because you wish for it. You need to go out and work for things to get anywhere in life. I try to always remind myself about that.
    May 14, 2003
    "Motivate yourself as if you are motivating somebody else!!!"
    Copyright © 2003 Michelle Schlechter
    This helps me because we can always motivate other people, but when it comes to ourselves we are always negative!
    May 14, 2003
    "Coincidences are miracles where God decides to remain anonymous."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Saz H., Age 14 --- England, United Kingdom
    This makes me smile every time it comes true
    May 14, 2003
    "A man stands straight because his mother bends her knee to straighten up his legs."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Abi Q., Age 18 --- Philippines
    Love your mom because she's the one who will be there for you always. I lost my mom when I was only four. Lucky you, if you still have her : )
    May 14, 2003
    "The love of the game only slips away if you let it; if you have a big enough passion for it...it'll never go away."
    Written in 2003 by J.B., Age 18 --- Wisconsin
    May 14, 2003
    "Live everyday of your life to the fullest because you cannot take back things you have done or go back to a better time in your life, and you never know if the present day is your last."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.N., Age 15 --- New York
    May 14, 2003
    "Make a sound and all will be heard, but sit in silence and no one will know!"
    Copyright © 2003 Krystel MacDougal
    This quote, created by myself, means a lot to me because I sit with that thought everyday of my life. I know that if I'm quiet all my life then, I won't get far, but I'm still sitting in that silence. Therefore that quote is about me.
    May 12, 2003
    "No one ever thought an idea into being; it is only through action that ideas become reality."
    Copyright © 2003 Chantal Rivet
    May 12, 2003
    "Faith keeps the impossible possible."
    Copyright © 2003 Melissa Long
    This quote is so meaningful to me because so many times things in my life seem impossible to achieve. However, I know if I keep my faith, that one day, these things will happen.
    May 12, 2003
    "Never follow in someone else's footsteps. Instead, make your own."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kei J., Age 17 --- New York
    May 12, 2003
    "Take what you can from your dreams. Make them as real as anything. It'll take the work out of the courage."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Candice T., Age 17 --- Kansas
    May 12, 2003
    "What's easy isn't always right, and what's right isn't always easy."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.S., Age 15 --- Mississippi
    May 7, 2003
    "I've decided to finally let go because if I don't now, the memories of him won't be as nice..."
    Copyright © 2003 Kristen Goldberg
    I've had the chance to experience something incredible with a person special to my heart, but things took an unexpected turn and now the good times turned to bad. So, I'm letting go. I want to remember the good memories, and not relive the bad...
    May 7, 2003
    "Can't?...or don't want to?"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ryan R., Age 17 --- NSW, Australia
    Usually you say you can't...but most of the time...it would be more like you don't want to...You can do anything...go 4 it!
    May 7, 2003
    "A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you, even when you are fooling everyone else. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some people just don't have film."
    Taylor Bottoms --- Submitted by Emily H., Age 14 --- Kentucky
    May 7, 2003
    "In life we do things; some we wish we had never done, some we wish we could replay a million times in our heads, but they make us who we are. And in the end, those experiences shape every detail about us. If we were to reverse any of them, we wouldn't be at the exact place that we are today. So just live, make mistakes, and have wonderful times, but never EVER second guess who you are, where you have been, and most importantly, where it is that you are going."
    Tessa Hoerner --- Submitted by Katie S., Age 18 --- Texas
    May 7, 2003
    "Sometimes you just need a shoulder to lean on... mine is ready whenever you are."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Johanna G., Age 15 --- North Carolina
    My favorite quote ever. Was going through tough moments and when I read it, I cried. :'(
    May 5, 2003
    "Excuses are like opinions; everyone has one."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brittney H., Age 16 --- Ohio
    It's a great quote and it is so true
    May 5, 2003
    "Every second brings a fresh beginning, every hour holds a new promise, every night our dreams can bring hope, and every day is what you choose to make it."
    Jessica Heringer --- Submitted by Jaimie H., Age 13 --- North Carolina
    May 5, 2003
    "Don't bother getting out of bed if you're not going to have any fun."
    Mr. Bartell --- Submitted by Kathryn N., Age 16 --- New York
    Told to me by my former track coach Mr. Bartell
    May 5, 2003
    "Do something that scares you everyday"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by H.D., Age 14 --- Tasmania, Australian External Territories
    May 5, 2003
    "It is great when you can connect with someone so deeply, that words do not even serve any justice."
    Copyright © 2003 Veronica Gray
    I was having a conversation with my best friend. She was having problems with her boyfriend and she asked me to think of a quote that was relevant to their situation. I analyzed and brainstormed till I came up with the perfect quote.
    May 5, 2003
    "We all have the ability to do better; but without the WILL to do better, we may never better ourselves."
    Copyright © 2003 Sarah English