"Over one million people worldwide die by suicide each year.
That's over one million people that won't be here next year.
... We came up with 100 reasons to stay."
- Lauren Taylor
Antonia and Alexandria
They started it here at Monmouth University
MU Class of 2015
A message from Alexandria: "Whenever you're feeling down, use this site to remind yourself of the good things in life, that you do have a reason to be here and many years to look foward to. We are all in this together for the years to come. We will all experience our highest and lowest times together, but no matter how bad things get, don't ever forget that you're not alone. There are people out there who love, care, and believe in you. Even though you may not always believe in yourself, never. give. up."
Monmouth University, what is YOUR 101 reason to stay?
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
"What is a friend?"
"A friend is a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
"If you can dream it, you can do it."
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We must become the change we want to see."
"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
"So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can't be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits."
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
"There is just one life for each of us: our own."
"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
"Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human."
TO BE CONTINUED....
Monmouth Hawks Fly Together
"Hey! I'm Michelle Brandow the co-creator of the video 100 Reasons To Stay - Lauren and I just wanted to say thanks so much for spreading this video and making such a positive project out of it, its so great! I put it on my twitter (@100Reasons2Stay) to spread it around as well because what you guys are going is so awesome. Just wanted to express my gratitude and good luck with finals and whatnot!
All the best,
Michelle (and Lauren!)
Quinnipiac University 2013
Public Relations Major
Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society
Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega"
Greetings from Quinnipiac University!
"My name is Nicole Moffa and I am a senior at Quinnipiac University. My friend Michelle is one of the makers of the 100 reasons video. Lex (the girl who posted her photo and the video on the Monmouth website) is in my leadership program back home and I showed her and she sent me back your link to your website. I shared the link to your website to Michelle and she responded "OH MY GOD that is insane! i literally cannot believe my eyes right now" She is so excited you started that. Thank you for making that website and sharing with everyone their 101st reason. Though I am not a Monmouth student attached is my 101st reason. You can post it if you wish but if you want it to be just for your University I understand. Best of luck with finals and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday.
Quinnipiac University 2012 | Sociology Major
Kappa Alpha Theta | Eta Xi | Risk Management Chair
Office of Multicultural and Global Education | Intern
Panhellenic | Recruitment Counselor
Quinnipiac Dance Company | Secretary
YMCA Teen Leaders | Staff Associate"
Or post your 101 in the Monmouth University class of 2015 group!