Thursday, August 30, 2007

My art. My masterpiece.

I respect my body. I love my body. It has become my masterpiece. I have spent my entire life perfecting it and i will NOT soil it. I almost KNOW that he was trying to get me into bed and i’m not having it. Maybe he was only hoping to grope e, but i am not playing that game. My body is God’s and i will not soil it. No guy is going to see me naked or grope me or feel me up. I am going to my mirage bed a pure and innocent, un-soiled masterpiece. i have spent my entire life eating healthy and working out to keep my body georgeous. I want to be the perfect gift to my husband and to God. Sin is out side of our bodies, but sexual imorality is with in our bodies, with in God’s temple. I will NOT defile God’s temple simply to meet my own desires. If any guy thinks he is going to cross those lines or defile my body then he has thought WRONG. I will not allow any guy to soil this gift that i have worked so hard to presurve. My body is an art and a gift and i will keep it that way until the day that i say I DO.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I am an Athlete.

"Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves. It has nothing to do with how many times you win or lose. It has no relation to where you finish in a race or whether you break world records. But it does have everything to do with having the vision to dream, the courage to recover from adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goals." Kieren Perkins

"While I'm swimming, I sing songs in my mind." 
Alexandr Popov

"There is water in every lane, so it is OK." 
Ian Thorpe (on being in Lane 5 for a final).

In training everyone focuses on 90% physical and 10% mental, but in the races its 90% mental because there's very little that separates us physically at the elite level
- Elka Graham [AUS]

Powerlifting is 90% mental, the other half is physical.—Yogi Berra

If a man wants something he aint never had before, he has do something he never done before.

"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game"
--a Cinderella story

It's not about getting a scholarship, getting drafted, or making Sports Center. It's a deep need in us that comes from the heart. We need to practice, play, to lift, to hustle, to sweat, to compete. We do it all for our teammates. We don't lift weights with a future Olympic wrestler; we lift with a future doctor. We don't run with a future Wimbledon champion; we run with a future CEO. It's a bigger part of us than our friends and family can understand. Sometimes we play for 200,000 fans, sometimes for 25. But we still play hard. You cheer for us because you know us. You know more than just our names. Like all of you, we are still students first. We don't sign autographs for money. But we do sign college applications, SAT exams, and student body petitions. When we miss a kick, or strike out, we don't let down an entire state. We only let down our teammates, coaches, and fans. But the hurt in our hearts is the same. We train hard. Lift, throw, run, kick, shoot, dribble, swim, and lift some more, and in the morning we go to class. Still the next day in class we are nothing more than students. It's about pride; in ourselves, in our school. It's about our love and passion for the game. And when it's all over; when we walk off that court or field for the last time, our hearts crumble. Those tears are real. But deep down inside, we are very proud of ourselves. We will forever be what few can call ourselves.. high school athletes.

Show me a guy whos afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time. 
-Lou Brock 



Dont look back. Something might be gaining on you. 
-Satchel Paige 



If at first you dont succeed, you are running about average. 
-M.H. Alderson 



When someone tells me the is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, I'm gonna prove you wrong. 
-Picabo Street 



When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important. 
-Bill Shoemaker

Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination. 
--Grace Lichtenstein American Writer & Editor

Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened. 
--Rita Rudner

If you can't accept losing, you can't win. 
--Vince Lombardi

Sports Do Not Build Character...They Reveal It 
--John Wooden

All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else. 
--Vince Lombardi

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. 
--Mahatma Gandhi

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. 
--Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) US football coach

I was told over and over again that I would never be successful, that I was not going to be competitive and the technique was simply not going to work. All I could do was shrug and say 'We'll just have to see'. 
--Dick Fosbury won an Olympic gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City Games after he invented a revolutionary high-jump technique.

To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography and the dancers hit each other. 
--Jack Handy Deep Thoughts

The sports page records people's accomplishments; The front page nothing but their failures. 
--Jutice Earl Warren

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. 
--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Center

We won! We won! We won! Um, unfortunately, I bet on the other team, so we won't be going for pizza. 
--Chief Clancy Wiggum (The Simpsons)

and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.
Roger Bannister (After becoming the first person to break the four-minute mile, 1952)

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.
Muhammad Ali, American Boxer

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus.
Carl Lewis

I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
Shaquille O'Neal

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.
Martina Navratilova, American Tennis Player

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Billie Jean King

When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
Katarina Witt

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

I can tell you one thing. I've done this my way. I don't have anybody to blame for this win but me [and god], and I love it.
John Daly, American Golfer with my own instert.

For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.
Emmitt Smith, American Football Player

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
Hank Aaron, American Baseball Player

When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment... quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life.
Chris Evert Lloyd

Wake up and smile.

"When the enemy throws your sins in your face and declares you deserve death and hell, you tell him, I admit I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I have a savior, his name is Jesus Christ son of God, who died on my behalf and made satisfaction. For where he is I shall be."

a joker is a little fool who is different from everyone else. he's not a club, diamond, heart, or spade. he's not an eight or a nine, a king or a jack. he is an outsider. he is placed in the same pack as the other cards, but he doesnt belong there. therefore, he can be removed without anybody missing him.

"…the lust for affluence in contemporary society is psychotic. It is psychotic because it has completely lost touch with reality. We crave things we neither need nor enjoy. We buy things we do not want to impress people we do not like. The modern hero is the poor boy who purposefully becomes rich rather than the rich boy who voluntarily becomes poor. Covetousness we call ambition. Hoarding we call prudence. Greed we call industry.” (simplicity) --Richard Foster

i highly recomend this, get in a wedding. I also recomend having babies. Preferably in the right order, but i do recomend getting in a wedding.
-Scot Joseph.

your dreams can’t come true until you wake up.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

"We cannot hold on to anything in this world, it is only once you let go that you can experience what is real." - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

"I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed." Dalai Lama

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Gautama Siddharta

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
Buddha

" park as close as you can. " - me, when we going to the school to run.


‘Be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you everybody else"
- E.E. Cummings

"Andy is an extreme sporter, he does just about all of it....he snowboards, skateboards, knitts....."
- Mandy

"Let it be..There will be an answer. Let it be". - the Beatles

"I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada." 
- Britney Spears, Pop Singer

"You guys line up alphabetically by height." 
- Bill Peterson, Florida State football coach


"Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl." 
- Bill Peterson, football coach

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

"Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to."

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Be optimistic, all the people you hate are going to die eventually.

The key to individuality is to get rid of that " I'm afraid of looking stupid " line of thought..

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
- Anon

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend."
- Albert Camus


"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I would be at the bottom to catch them."
- Anon


"Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say."
- Anon


I opened-up a yogurt, underneath the lid it said, "Please try again." because they were having a contest that I was unaware of. I thought maybe I opened the yogurt wrong. ...Or maybe Yoplait was trying to inspire me... "Come on Mitchell, don't give up!" An inspirational message from your friends at Yoplait, fruit on the bottom, hope on top.--Mitch Hedberg

TP - "do you need a ride?"
ashley and i - " no, we are walking"

"L-Diddy doesn't need a sign. Everyone knows were L-Diddy sits." -Luke Moore

I WILL change the world.

"The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on." Chuck Palahniuk

Anyone can give up. It's the EASIEST thing in the world to do. But, to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart...That's true strength.

"Not every dream can become a legend, but every legend has begun with a dream."-Erick Landrider

a ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

"To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail."-Michael Jordan

“Whenever we dream out loud, we’re criticized for being foolish by people who really have no idea how special we are. As a result, we crush our dreams without giving them half a chance.”

“that’s impossible”. “well then let’s try the impossible because the possible is just not workin’ “

change: not merely to be different, nor to usher in a following, but rather to push towards unrealized possibilities which improve our environment, our community, and promote the best versions of ourselves.” – RYAN STROUD

them -“that’s impossible”.
me- “well then let’s do it ."

Everything is possible, it just takes longer to do the impossible.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”