APRIL 2007

April 30, 2007
"Take advantage of this opportunity my Son, for this will not last long."
John Dawer --- Submitted by Dean S., Age 15 --- Illinois
April 30, 2007
"Sometimes when you follow others you go nowhere, so do the unthinkable and take your own path."
Written in 2006 by Jenni M., Age 15 --- Ohio
April 30, 2007
"Love the heart that hurt you, but never hurt the heart that loves you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jijo N., Age 16 --- India
April 30, 2007
"I'm scared of change, but being scared won't change the fact that whatever it is, is changing. You know?"
Lisa B. --- Submitted by Becca F., Age 15 --- South Carolina
My friend wrote this in an email to me right before we started high school this year. Both of us were really nervous at the time. We've both learned that life is full of change and instead of being scared of it, you should embrace it.
April 30, 2007
"Decisions made will pave the way we'll tread."
Written in 2007 by Meian C., Age 15 --- Philippines
Our future depends on all our decisions...so, decide what you think is right.

April 25, 2007
"Life is about trusting your feelings and taking a chance, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories and learning from the past, and realizing people always change."
Written in 2007 by Ashley E., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
April 25, 2007
"Those who say the sky is the limit only limit the imagination."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.M., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
I hate it when people say that the sky is the limit. There are no limits on what we can do.
April 25, 2007
"Always look to the future, not the past, because the past hurts more then the future."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah P., Age 17 --- Maine
I have lived by this saying, especially this year, because so many bad things have happened and you just have to let them go.
April 25, 2007
Formed To Many Molds

If the world were a pincushion, would I be the needle?
One that allegedly likes to stick out?

If the world were a flower, would I be a petal?
One that symbolized gentleness, no doubt.

If the world were the ocean, would I be a sea rock?
One that lies at the abyss of the dark.

If the world were the sky, would I be a bird?
One that's free-spirited; that white-speckled lark.

If the world were my life, would I be its virtue?
One cocoon of family, friends, and endless love.
Copyright 2006 Katerina Bezpalaya
When I wrote this, I was just thinking about how everyone lets their meta perceptions define who they are and ultimately begin to control their life. I just thought this might provide help to any teen who thinks being an individual means being laughed at and ridiculed. Sure, it hurts but rejection has no end. Be the biggest YOU you can be. =)
April 23, 2007
There's an ocean of existence that'll dare to drive
I know I can
For I I'm alive

Don't you dare deny me my right to survive
For I am certain, in due time,
My victory will arrive

You won't break me,
If you do,
Even then, I'll revive

I know I can
For I know I'm alive
Written in 2007 by Asha L. M., Age 16 --- England
April 23, 2007
"It's not your talent that determines your career but your character."
Peter T. Sauter --- Submitted by Dean S., Age 15 --- Illinois
April 23, 2007
"You're not young, yet not old. Enjoy life while you can. Aim. Believe. Strive."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Napoleon G., Age 13 --- Philippines
April 23, 2007
"I have been through more than you can think of and you want to die, so does that make it wrong for me to want to live?"
Written in 2007 by Kimberly McG., Age 17 --- New York
I know what it's like to go through pain every day of my life, even if it's not your fault! Many of my friends have turned to suicide and self-harm. I have also, until I realized if you cause more pain, you are making your life worse.
April 18, 2007
"Don't go looking for love, because odds are you're not going to end up happy. You have to go where love can find you."
Written in 2007 by Erika M., Age 17 --- Virginia
April 18, 2007
"Once you fall down, you simply get back up."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Joey S., Age 16 --- Texas
April 18, 2007
"Never listen to the fish when you can listen to GOD and be a whale."
Written in 2007 by Devynn M., Age 13 --- Texas
I was just thinking about how people choose to listen to people at the same level of them and never develop into better people.
April 18, 2007
"Excuses are for second place people!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by "Ko" King R., Age 16 --- New York
April 16, 2007
"Live, laugh, love. The only three things that can continue you on until you die. If you choose not to take chances, your life will be boring. If you don't laugh, you will always be alone. If you don't love, your life is not worth living."
Written in 2007 Becky C., Age 13 --- South Dakota
I wrote this because the three things that I see least in the world are what I believe in.
April 16, 2007
"Try to look forward instead of behind you; the past has already happened, but the future is just beginning."
Written in 2007 by Jessica N., Age 13 --- Ohio
One day I was sitting around moping about something bad that happened, and I started thinking about how much time I was wasting where I could be having fun. You can't change the past but you can change the way you want your future.
April 16, 2007
"Knowledge without ambition is like a bird without wings."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nimisha P., Age 13 --- India
April 11, 2007
"Yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come, so make the best of today, and don't let the moments just slip away."
Copyright 2007 Stevie Stults
I picked this because I don't always live for today or express how I feel, since I believe there is always tomorrow. Sometimes when I let the moment get way, I regret it in so many ways.
April 11, 2007
"May you find a touch of yellow among the black and white."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by B.L., Age 15 --- New York
Don't be afraid to find that one thing that makes you different, that makes you stand out from the rest and makes you special.
April 11, 2007
"If fate favored you one day, and you were asked what you wanted to be... don't wish to be someone else... coz I tell you, you are wonderful the way you are right now."
Written in 2007 by Ian Carlo Campomanes --- Philippines
I browsed through some of the quotes on this site and made it to guide me in making this one.
April 11, 2007
"Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous, love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offense, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes. Love does not come to an end."
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 --- Submitted by Elisa C., Age 15 --- New York
I really think love is all of those things and if you are saying that it is not for you, it is probably because you have not found the right person yet.
April 9, 2007
"It's not the fact that you have to do anything; it's the fact that you get the chance to do it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeff M., Age 16 --- Maine
April 9, 2007
"Being confident in life, despite what others think, is a very important quality to have. It is cooler not to follow the crowd; it's better in the long run to be an individual."
Written in 2007 by Martha D., Age 13 --- Vermont
This is a quote from an email a friend sent me when I was sad. She helped me to realize that being yourself is really much more important than trying to be "popular" whatever that means!
April 9, 2007
"You get one life. That's it. So if someone chooses to be a Junkie, a Christian, a Beauty Queen, a Prostitute, a College Student, a Drop Out, a Mother, etc., deal with it, because it's not your life. Maybe you don't care what I have to say and you can judge me all day long and say I'm nothing, but I know I'm everything. I'm going to say what you all want to [but I don't], because I have the voice and the power to do it. There's nothing else to it. Let all your walls down and just realize you only live once. So don't let anyone judge you because you like something they don't."
Written in 2007 by Emily M., Age 16 --- Oregon
I wrote this because everyone judges everyone. But when someone does this to another, it makes them feel like crap. No one should feel this way because it could make someone want to kill themselves or starve to be skinnier and etc. I have lost a best friend. She killed herself because people kept making fun of her, because she didn't wear designer clothes and stuff. She couldn't afford all that. But that didn't matter. She was a good friend; she had a great heart. That is what had mattered. Now she is gone. I lost a piece of me and I don't want anyone to go through what I went through.
April 9, 2007
"Just because other people set the mold, doesn't mean you have to fit it."
Silver --- Submitted by Michelle W., Age 13 --- Texas
Be yourself, and don't care if others don't like you. Because if you fit their mold, then the friends you do have aren't really your friends. They don't know the real you.
April 4, 2007
"The only thing that is holding you back is yourself... try and you can do anything!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ann Marie B., Age 18 --- Florida
This is my motto and therefore I believe it.
April 4, 2007
"An hour of mourning over a failure can be better spent as an hour of decoding the answers. Don't take any moment to feel vulnerable rather purchase that time to search for the solutions."
Written in 2007 by Evangeline P., Age 14 --- Philippines
I'm studying in a Science high school so our schedule is so hectic that we can't waste time feeling down; we must be tough enough to jump through the hoops.
April 4, 2007
"Push through the pain. Push through the pressure. The outcome is worth it."
Written in 2007 by Alli D., Age 13 --- Maine
I asked myself what do I do every day to reach accomplishment? This was my answer.
April 4, 2007
"I don't care what other people think about me. As long as the people I care for know the real me, that's what matters."
Written in 2007 by Floramae Celine B., Age 14 --- Philippines
I wrote this quote because people you don't know often tell you things you don't like. They always judge you. But, after all of that, you still have people behind your back.
April 2, 2007
"You can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Siyang W., Age 17 --- Australia
April 2, 2007
"Everyone has potential. What are you going to do with yours?"
Written in 2006 by Calyn H., Age 18 --- Maryland
Everyone is always telling me I have potential. One day someone said it to me and I said back to them, "oh yeah? Well you have potential too, what are you gonna do with it?"
April 2, 2007
"Yesterday has already passed. Tomorrow may never come. So, why not use TODAY to dream big and chase them, help someone that needs it, and just flat out live!"
Written in 2007 by Casey C. --- Tennessee
I don't really know why but I thought of this quote when I was just riding on my way to school. I got to thinking what if I died Today? I know that's a scary thought, but It's just that it made me think of all the dreams I had yet to go after, and all the times I could have helped someone, but didn't, and most importantly of how life is all about living it to the fullest and not just to your comfort zone. And standing up for what you believe in. Life is what you make it. If you just sit around wishing and dreaming more than likely those dreams and wishes won't come true...but if you take action, and put your whole heart in it, then they have a far greater chance of coming true!
April 2, 2007
"Give our best today for a better tomorrow."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashley N., Age 16 --- Kansas