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"Life isn't about keeping score. It's not about how many people call you, and it's not about who you've dated, you are dating, or haven't dated at all. It isn't about who you've kissed, what sports you play, or which guy or girl likes you. It's not about your shoes or your hair or the color of your skin or where you live or go to school. In fact, it's not about grades, money, clothes, or colleges that accept you or not. Life isn't about if you have lots of friends, or if you are alone, and it's not about how accepted or unaccepted you are. Life just isn't about that.
But life is about who you live and who you hurt. It's about how you feel about yourself. It's about trust, happiness, and compassion. It's about sticking up for your friends, and replacing inner hate with love. Life is about acoiding jealousy, overcoming ignorance, and building confidence. It's about what you say and what you mean. It's about seeing people for who they are, and not what they have. Most of all, it's about choosing to use your life to touch someone else's in a way that could never been achieved otherwise.
These choices are what life is about."
"Then one day I turned around and God was there. He didn't come to me when I pleaded with Him. Apparently He does things in his own way and his own hour. The important thing is, He found me even after I stopped looking for Him."
--Tommy, John Powell, SJ's student
from Chicken Soup for the Teenager's Soul
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