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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.
Sir Winston Churchill
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.
As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
Ursula K. Le Guin
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.
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
Robert J. Collier
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.
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.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
Life Is Not Worth WastingSubmitted by Anonymous
I was riding in the middle of a field on my ATV when it flipped over on me leaving me paralyzed from the chest down. I lay out in the field for a really long time before going to the hospital, helpless. In the rehab center I stayed at, I fell in love with people helping me. I saw first hand the difference they...
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...
What Would Happen If Everyone Paid It Forward?Submitted by Stephen A.
My friend, Brent, told me an interesting story this morning. Like most people who need that morning pick-me-up, you most likely wait anxiously for that sometimes bitter… sometimes cavity-breeding sweet, dark, hot, liquid crack. When you see the barista pour the steamy (or frozen) concoction, it does...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
Jack SwicegoodSubmitted by Jay
Del.Charles Poindexter and State Sen. Bill Stanley have introduced a resolution in the General Assembly commending Jack Swicegood, who has been inducted into the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads Hall of Fame. Swicegood has been a member of the Franklin County Rescue Squad for more than four...
Abigail MarshallSubmitted by Melissa Durham
PJs 4 Xmas is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2009; by two young girls,Camille & Abigail Marshall 13 & 10 years of age; the girls liked receiving brand new PJs from their parents on Christmas Eve. The girls realizing today’s economy not every child would be as blessed, they decided they wanted to...
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...
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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