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Giving Back Quotations
You are here for a purpose. There is no duplicate of you in the whole wide world. There never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Theodor Seuss Geisel
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.
Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
Gracious acceptance is an art—an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving... Accepting another person's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.
Alexander McCall Smith
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
Have faith in yourself. But have faith in your friends and neighbors, too. I know life is competitive- but it isn't a jungle. Like begets like. Faith inspires faith. People give back substantially what we give them.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
Sir David Tang
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
From Foster Care To PhysicianSubmitted by Arisa Kirk
At age four I was placed in my first foster home and by age 14 I had already lived with thirteen different families.There have been so many helpers along the way and giving back is what I was meant to do. Now I am a Pediatrician in an inner city clinic where I often care for children at the edges of society. I...
Building A School In UgandaSubmitted by Angie Sandoval
My husband and I created Foundation First, Inc. in March 2011 with the hopes of providing basic life skills with education to the most remote areas of the world. Education is taken for granted some places. But it's a matter of life or death for many in the developing world. Circumstances are different. Changing...
A Shiny Gold CoinSubmitted by Tayler B.
One summer, when I was little, my dad built me a lemonade stand. On sunny days I'd set up outside the local car wash with a cooler and my little black safe. I didn't get many customers but I always had fun, whether I was reading a book or adding puff paint decorations to the safe and signs. One customer I did...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
Andrew AdamsSubmitted by Stephen B.
Hello. My name is Steve Berger and I am hoping to share a hero with you. His name is Andrew Adams, he is 14-years-old and he is my neighbor. I know the family pretty well. Andrew is doing something pretty incredible and I can't believe a 14-year-old came up with such a vision. Andrew is already doing his...
Joshua BSubmitted by
Joshua a young Youth Leader and a 4th Year high school student of Zamboanga del Norte National High School. He often organizes activities for the benefit of the Philippine National Red Cross. He organized several Tree Planting Activities, for he believes it could help Mother Nature's security. He also has great...
Gloria SSubmitted by
I was first introduced to Puppies Behind Bars when I watched a special on Animal Planet. This non-profit organization is the brainchild of Gloria Gilbert Stoga. Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) is a program in which specially-selected prisoners from participating prisons are trained in the preparation of a puppy to...
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If we can help because we have that from birth we are helped by our parents and do something for those who can not make that time builds humans.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
Started a non for profit organization to aid youth with furthering their education. The alumni from Lake View High School are hosting their first benefit for the foundation and I am extremely excited! We are giving back to our youth one party at a time!
Marisa, Chicago IL
Giving back is investing the time and energy to meet a need.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins Ga
Just wanted to stop by and tell you guys, you have the absolute coolest ads on TV. My 16 year old stops, whatever he's doing,to watch them. If you knew my 16 yr old, that's saying a lot.
Keep up the great work and God Bless.
Tracie Reed, Dallas, TX
Love everything you are doing! Thanks . . . there are angels among us.
Sue Parks, Flagstaff AZ