I got the idea for this page from Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul 2. I thought it was a cool idea so I decided to add another page about it. It's just a list of some things that woulda been nice to know sooner so, maybe, life would be a little easier. Some things are just more like quotes. Some of these things are things I put on here and some are from other people. If you have any others please e-mail me or sign my guestbook back on the front page and tell me them. I wanna try to get as many as I can. Thanx!
We're young and we're going to change our minds a lot...and our hearts. And all we can offer each other through all of this is forgiveness. -Dawson's Creek
Things happen at the wrong times, wrong places, and with the wrong people. You regret living it...and don't know what to do. But somehow you always seem to make it through. -Shaun
Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking. Loving might be a mistake but it's worth making. -LeAnn Womack
There are worse things than a broken heart...like the love you don't explore. -Dawson's Creek
Love can sometimes be magic...but magic can sometimes be...just an illusion.
If the love you think you felt goes away quickly...then what you felt was never love to begin with.
Don't let anger change the way you feel about the one you love cuz one day you're going to wake up and forget that anger...and the one you love will be gone. -Dawson's Creek
Love is hard work...and hard work can sometimes hurt.
Every longest night has a dawning day, every darkest sky has a shining ray. -Ricky Martin
Don't let your parents down; they brought you up.
Don't show off driving, if you want to race go to Indianapolis.
Excuses never please anyone but the person giving them.
Just because a person doesn't love you like you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they've got.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
You know it's love when you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.
Don't let what others think decide who you are.
Stand up for what is right, even if you are standing alone.
Don't cry because it's over...smile because it happened.
You can know someone better in a moment of honesty than you ever can in a lifetime of lies.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Don't let your life wait for other people.
Dropping a cellular phone in a bathtub full of water kinda will kill the phone.
Your mother will find out if you dye your hair purple.
Don't ever fall in love with someone more than 1,000 miles away, it usually doesn't work.
If it hurts, DON'T DO IT AGAIN!!!
If you fall on your friends rollerblades and end up with a huge scar on your leg from falling, don't use the same friends rollerblades again when you have brand new pants on!
What does not kill you will ultimately make you stronger.
Speaking in public gets easier with practice.
Don't do cheers off a diving board.
Ten years from now (or sometimes even next year) what we freak out about or are embarrassed by won't matter.
Zits always pop up when you really can't afford for them to pop up.
When in doubt, duck. When certain don't bother, cuz you're already screwed.
Just because someone flirts with you a lot doesn't necessarily mean he or she likes you.
If your teacher tells you to quit talking after a test or he'll give you a zero for the test grade, he means it. Really.
Sometimes smart people can do very, very stupid things.
The one person you can truly love is often right in front of you.
Nothing is ever too good to be true.
Parents aren't around forever and you need to treasure them while they are.
Never do something if the risk is greater than the reward.
Think carefully before you act.
Dreaming and doing go hand in hand.
Life moves fast, but not so fast that you can't slow down to enjoy it.
Instead of waiting for life to get better, do something about it.
You REALLY should do what needs to be done NOW, and not later. Procrastionation is the easiest way, but not the most profitable.
If your intuition is telling you not to do something, then don't. Your intuition is not stupid!!
If he doesn't respect you, he's not worth any of your time.
Sticking things up your nose isn't the smartest idea in the world!
You can't light fireworks in the basement and not get caught.
Hair is flammable. VERY flammable.
Never ever trust your friend with a scissors against your hair.
White cats/dogs don't mix with black clothes.
Someday you will look back on this and it will all seem funny.
You never know when you're making a memory.
The heart does heal and you will love like this again-except that when you do, you'll deny that you've ever loved like this before.
Nothing matters if you don't have loved ones to share it with.
Your siblings are incredibly precious. If you don't know this now-you will.
Don't ever think loved ones will last forever. It will just make it hurt more when they are gone.
If you can laugh at yourself, you are going to be fine.
If you allow others to laugh with you, you'll be GREAT!
Kissing is the most fun thing. Dancing is almost as fun.
Chose your friends carefully, you are what they are.
Success is never final, failure is never fatal, but courage always counts.
Nothing lasts forever, so for now, all we can do is hold on to what we have, and hope for the future.
Live each day as if it were your last.
There are two kinds of people in this world...those that play hopscotch and sing in the shower, and those that lie alone at night with tears in their eyes. Everyone has a choice as to which we want to be...and everyone is a little of both.
Milk crates make boring pets.
All that's gold doesn't glisten.
Never pierce your belly button in the dark...or with a safety pin.
Never, ever, EVER let someone of the opposite sex make you compromise your standards. Never.
Truly anything is possible when you follow your heart. The sky is no longer the limit.
God doesn't make junk.
Today is tomorrow's yesterday...make it count.
Mistakes...we all make them. Sometimes if we're lucky, an eraser will do the trick, we can rub it across the page, wipe away the dust, and all that's left of our careless mess is a hardly noticeable smudge. But some mistakes can't be erased, no matter how old or young we are. -Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
Sticks and stones only break bones. Words can shatter a soul. A little, quiet, picked-on 10-year-old runs away because kids tease him on the bus. A sensitive ninth grader flips out because a group of self-rising girls decide to ridicule her every move. We tell ourselves it takes more to send someone over the edge. Maybe so, maybe not. But, there are no erasers. -Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
When you're 14 and don't even have your temps don't try driving...expecially when all your friends are around watching.
The following have all been sent to me by Tova. Thanks, hun! And keep em coming! :)
Ialways knew I'd look back on the days I cried and laugh, but I never knew I'd look back on the days I laughed and cry. (I owe that one to my friend.) *On a personal note...I can SO relate.
Someone out there loves you, whether you know it or not.
Your conscience is always right; follow it's direction.
Something you say or do could have a big impact on someone.
Think before you speak.
If you're still a kid and you want to be an adult already, think about all the things you have to do and will have the maturity not to do when you're an adult.
Dance like no one is watching.
Write like no one is gonna read your words.
BE YOURSELF. It's hard to be someone else anyway.
Don't say something you wouldn't want your parents, G-d, or your crush to hear.
Even before you say sorry (volunteer or otherwise), think about how you would feel in their shoes. THEN you can properly say sorry.