December 17, 2003
    "Heroes and cowards have the same obstacles and fears--they just look at them differently."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.S., Age 13 --- Ohio
    December 17, 2003
    "True love is like a roller coaster ride: There are ups and downs, twists and turns, screams and shouts. But, in the end, you're glad you got on."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brittani O., Age 19 --- Indiana
    I can finally say that I have found true love, and got on that roller coaster ride. Even through all the ups and downs, twists and turns, screams and shouts, I am very glad I got on.
    December 17, 2003
    "Some people say the worst way to miss someone is when they are right next to you and you know you can't have them, but it's worse when you thought you didn't want them anymore and then all of a sudden you realize you can't live without them."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jimmy T., Age 19 --- Ohio
    December 17, 2003
    "The best way in answering a problem is prayer with strong faith and determination."
    Written in 2003 by Noemi B., Age 14 --- Isabela, Philippines
    This message is for those who think that they can't handle their problems anymore.
    December 17, 2003
    "If God is on your front step you have 3 options, A - you let him in and talk to him and let him lead your life, B- open the door to him but leave him there, while you decide if you want him to lead you, or C - to not open the door for him, and not let him lead your life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Manda F., Age 14 --- Minnesota
    I was in a lecture when I all of a sudden heard this. I live and hope that I am one to talk to him and let him lead my life.
    December 15, 2003
    "In the end, I will remember not what my enemies did, but what my friends didn't do."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alison M., Age 14 --- Illinois
    When you look back at the times when you have been hurt, when you have felt alone or very low, and no one stood by your side or stood up for you, you remember that, but rarely ever remember what it was that your enemies did.
    December 15, 2003
    "You don't get respect because you want it; you get respect because you earn it."
    Marion Ashes --- Submitted by C.H., Age 15 --- NSW, Australia
    December 15, 2003
    "A player that makes a team great is more valuable than a great player."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kendall B., Age 15 --- Arizona
    December 15, 2003
    "Life isn't a race; don't try and finish it too fast."
    Copyright © 2003 Brett Percyville Quayle
    December 15, 2003
    "Life is like a skate session; take it one trick at a time."
    Nick Cunningham --- Submitted by K.H., Age 16
    I have been living by this quote all year long. My friend came up with it, because I was really stressed out and I needed someone to tell me to take it one thing at a time instead of trying to do everything at once.
    December 10, 2003
    "May the smile on your face come straight from your heart!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lindsey R., Age 13 --- Mississippi
    Hey, I remember this quote any time I smile. Don't be fake; let your smile come from your heart; people appreciate you more.
    December 10, 2003
    "You never love someone because they are beautiful; they are beautiful because you LOVE them."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Martha V., Age 16 --- Arizona, United States
    December 10, 2003
    "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashlei P., Age 13 --- Iowa
    Always go for your dreams and never let someone you love make you cry.
    December 10, 2003
    "The truth hurts...but why?"
    Written by K.F., Age 15 --- Kentucky
    This saying/quote goes through my mind every so often, and it just makes me think... Why does the truth hurt? It seems as if sometimes keeping the truth from someone is better off, but then you think about it and what kind of friend would that be to lie? Yes the truth hurts but sometime or another, something's going to have to; that's just life.
    December 10, 2003
    " Never regret something you have done. You did it; you must have had a reason. Just remember this before you do anything, YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK!!"
    Copyright © 2003 Taylor Edmondson
    December 8, 2003
    "Life is too short to waste your time doing something that will lead to nothing. Find out what it is you're all about, know your dreams, and LIVE THEM!"
    Copyright © 2002 Taylor Flanagan
    I came up with this quote one night just sitting in my room. I write a lot and I needed something to tell myself, so this is what I came up with. I always tell this to my closest friends and I live by this quote every single day; it helps me out a lot.
    December 8, 2003
    "Precious few are born with it; even fewer know what to do with it."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Matt M., Age 15
    December 8, 2003
    "It's ok to cry, don't sentence yourself to a life of pain. Break free; show them what you can be. If you make it today we can prove them wrong. If you cry all night long, just know that others cry with you. If you open your eyes, to the rise of another blinding light, SO WILL I!"
    Written in 2003 by Jessie M., Age 13 --- Ohio
    There is always a way to express yourself. Make noise; be heard!
    December 8, 2003
    "In life ... sometimes we have to live by what other people want rather then what we ourselves want and we just have to accept it."
    Copyright © 2003 Kevin Burns
    December 3, 2003
    "There is ALWAYS more than one solution to a given problem. In life, just like in math, you discover your own!"
    Written in 2003 by R.A., Age 19 --- Quebec, Canada
    December 3, 2003
    "Enjoy life, live every day like it's your last, and appreciate those around you. Life is a gift; never take it for granted. Just for today, appreciate life, and realize how lucky you are. Someone once asked a group of kids how many of you would ever live a "simple life?" Only a few kids raised their hands. People these days are too caught up with materialistic things to realize the real meaning of life. I'm not asking for you to change your entire life style, just take one day, make it your own, and enjoy life."
    Copyright © 2003 Beth O'Brien
    I wrote this quote to show people, especially teenagers, that once in a while they have to enjoy life and really appreciate it. There are some people in this world that aren't very fortunate, and we should be thankful for the lives that we have.
    December 3, 2003
    "Be yourself for yourself and nobody else but yourself."
    Written in 2003 by Andrea C., Age 14 --- Iowa
    I love this...words to live by.
    December 3, 2003
    "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dee C., Age 17 --- New Brunswick, Canada
    Many of our bonds formed with friends are with laughter and humor. I believe it is an essential part in any relationship and through laughter you can learn so much with the person you share it with.
    December 3, 2003
    "REMEMBER the good things told to you in life, then LIVE the good things told to you in life."
    Copyright © 2003 Carlie Prince
    December 1, 2003
    "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, and nobody will ever know....unless you're willing to take grasp of the problem and talk about it with others."
    Written in 2003 by Emmy K., Age 15 --- Ohio
    December 1, 2003
    "Live life, party hard, make jokes, love lots, laugh often, hurt less, all with the friends you'll never forget."
    Written in 2003 by Ali C., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
    It's always important to remember that no matter how bad things may seem, you can always find comfort in a friend.
    December 1, 2003
    "Everyone has a best friend during each stage of life. Only a precious few have the same one."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amanda H., Age 18 --- New York
    December 1, 2003
    "Choices have Consequences!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amy M., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    My mom wrote this to me the other day in my 16th Birthday card... she tells me it ALL the time... and if you think about it.. it is like SOOOO true!... I don't know if she made it herself or if she heard it from someone earlier in her life and just passed it on to me.
    December 1, 2003
    "Life is like a big jigsaw puzzle. You just have to find the missing pieces to put it all together. Also, if you do not find a piece, take it out, and try again. You will eventually have a finished puzzle."
    Written in 2003 by Ashley G., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    I made this up myself, because I looked at my life, and looked at what it became, and has yet to become. I have tried and did so many things that all didn't fit together, and I just had to move on and try again.