is a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection.

“Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise - then you will discover the fullness of your life.”

David Steindl-Rast (born 1926); Catholic theologian

“You cannot take good care of a child unless you love the child, you must be part of their life.”

Carol Donald (born 1928); foster parent

“There's something about love that people just have to respond to.”

Howard Melchin (1915-2010);

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. ”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791); composer

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ”

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961); founder of analytical psychology

“Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.”

Euripides (480-406); Greek tragedian

“Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame. ”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862); naturalist, author, philosopher

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862); naturalist, author, philosopher

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”

Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916); essayist, editor

“I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. ”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997); founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997); founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“Anyone can hate. It costs to love.”

John Williamson (born 1937); economist

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273); Persian poet, mystic

“Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.”

Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981); pacifist, peace-activist

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”

Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933); author, educator, clergyman

“It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.”


“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breath more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours! ”

Swedish Proverb

“The love in your heart wasn't put there to stay. Love isn't love 'til you give it away.”

Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960); song writer

“Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.”

Dr. Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998); professor, author

“When you are in Love, you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991); Writer, Cartoonist, Animator

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.”

Sophocles (496-406); Greek tragedian

“My work is loving the world.”

Mary Oliver (born 1935); Mary Oliver (b. 1935), poet

“Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them.”

Elvis Presley (1935-1977); American musician

“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu (600-531); philosopher

“To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.”

Anne Sophie Swetchine (born 1782); author

“A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.”

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873); novelist, playwright, politician

“Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind.”

Debbie Coulter

“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955); theoretical physicist, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner

“There is a comfort in the strength of love; ‘Twill make a thing endurable, which else Would overset the brain, or break the heart.”

William Wordsworth (1770-1850); poet

“The highest vocation we can have is Love. Love in action is service.”

Ken Essien

“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956); journalist, satirist, literary critic

“Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict. ”

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941); poet, playwright, essayist

“We need not think alike to love alike.”

Francis David (1510-1579); clergyman

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997); founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.”

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936); writer, poet, essayist, novelist

“Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great. ”

Roger de Bussy-Rabutin (1618-1693); French writer

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273); Persian poet, mystic

“Love consists in this, that its own should be another's; to feel the joy of another as joy in oneself, that is loving.”

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772); philosopher, scientist, theologian

“The Greatest Investment we can ever make is to invest our life in the life of someone else. ”

Scott Lee hospital chaplain

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”

Louise Hay (born 1927); holistic healing proponent

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.”

Helen James

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”


“The heart has reasons that reason doesn't understand.”

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704); French bishop and theologian

“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.”

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939); founder of psychoanalytic school of psychology

“People are partying, songs are being sung, Sugarplums are dancing, all in holiday fun. Presents are under the tree, reindeer fly high above, peace on earth, goodwill to all, sending joy and love!”

D.M. Dellinger

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. ”

David Viscott (1938-1996); American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Bible Various Editions

“Where there is love there is life.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948); Indian political and spiritual leader

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968); minister, civil rights activist

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. ”

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900); novelist, playwright

“Appreciation...acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.”

Alan Cohen Author

“We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too.”

Kristin Martz

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. ”

Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916); essayist, editor

“Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.”

Micael Leunig (born 1945); cartoonist

“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.”

Irish Proverb

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948); writer

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”

Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916); essayist, editor

“Original love never appears in pure form, but in manifold veils and shapes, such as confidence, humility, reverence, serenity, as faithfulness and modesty, as gratefulness...”

Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829); philosopher

“The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitudes.”

Viktor Frankl (1905-1997); neurologist, psychotherapist

“Love never says: I have done enough!”

Saint Marie-Eugenie de Jesus  (1817-1898); Catholic Sister

“Love is patient, Love is Kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

Bible Various Editions

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997); founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river. ”

Malagasy Proverb

“Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.”

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890); Post-Impressionist painter

“Home is not where, it is whom.”

Christianne Dettmann

“The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface.”

Truman Capote (1924-1984); novelist, playwright, story writer

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”

Marcus Aurelius (121-180); Roman emperor, Stoic philosopher

“The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.”

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826); 3rd U.S. President

“It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997); founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler--and less trouble. ”

Mark Twain (1835-1910); [Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997); founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616); dramatist, poet

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

Antoine de Sainte-Exupery (1900-1944); (1900-1944); aviator, writer

“I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997); founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”

Barbara DeAngelis author, inspirational speaker

“True success is when those who know you the best, love you the most.”

John Maxwell speaker, author

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. ”

Plato (428-348); classical Greek philosopher, mathematician

“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved. ”

Barbara Johnson (1947-2009); American literary critic and translator

“We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.”

Lucianno de Crescenzo (born 1928); writer, actor, engineer

“Trouble is part of your life — if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. ”

Dinah Shore (1916-1994); singer, actress

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

Emily Brontë (1818-1848); novelist, poet

“Let us see what love can do.”

William Penn (1644-1718); founder of Pennsylvania, United States

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

Pericles Ancient Greek Politician

“Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap.”

Ray Charles (1930-2004); singer, songwriter, musician

“Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.”

Tom Hannah author

“You cannot save people. You can only love them.”

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977); author, diarist

“Love is a non-possessive delight in the particularity of the other.”

James E. Loder (1931-2007); professor of theology

“Love never reasons but profusely gives; gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles lest it has done too little.”

Hannah More (1745-1833); writer

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988); Novelist, short story author, essayist, screenwriter

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Everyday Hero: Barb


My hero is my mom.She is very nice and she loves me. Also she always believes in me and tells me and tells to never give up. i am very thankful to have as my mom. she is just an amazing person!

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Everyday Hero: Sergio

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This is my baby brother and he is my hero because he has showed me how to love someone unconditionally :)

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Everyday Hero: Aladi

My hero is my aunt. She took care of me from the time when I was nine months old. She died on the recently after a prolonged illness. She was my best friend and confidant. Her life of love and sacrifice for others around her, even in the midst of scarcity and lack, has taught me to love, sacrifice for…

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Everyday Hero: Deloris

My mother, Dee Hiner-Garrelts is my heroine. She instilled in my brothers, sisters and myself the values that last a lifetime. Although she is only 5'2", she is a giant in my eyes. She always stressed kindness to others and love of our fellow man as the keys to living a good life. She made sure each Sunday that we…

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Everyday Hero: Mom


I nominated y because you are an amazing person. You always makes me breakfast in the morning before school. Also you help me with homework when i am having trouble. Thank you for loving me every day!

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Everyday Hero: Jeffrey


My hero is my husband, Jeffrey. Last year I was diagnosed with cervical precancer. He held my hand every step of the way. From the doctor appointments to the laser surgery, he literally held my hand. Two months later I was diagnosed with the infertility disease of diminished ovarian reserve. Again he held my hand as we were told by…

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Everyday Hero: Chelbi


my mom has never been nice and growing up i got suicidal living with her if not for chelbi i wouldnt be here today seeing her face in the morning i had something to live for. i love her very much. she is my rock and my support to get through life :)

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Everyday Hero: Nashanda/Edward


Nashanda Edward. Mom does the best as she can to help me with problems,homework,sing,life and I'am so greatful that I have a mother that does the best that she can and I will always love her she is the woman that is the closes to my heart. Dad he helps me with being a man and reading he is always…

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Everyday Hero: Linda 'Lou'

My older sister, Linda 'Lou', who would have turned '50' today - we lost her 13 years ago to a drunk driver at 3 o'clock in the afternoon (thankfully, she was killed instantly). She was someone who always made others feel better about themselves. Always showed she cared. She had this addictive laugh you never would forget. She always remembered…

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Everyday Hero: Eric

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My everyday hero is my dad for many reasons. He almost never lets me down. He works really hard and never gives up. He usually understands when I'm mad or sad, and when I need help he'll help me. When I want to show or tell him something, he always pays attention. I love him and he loves me back.…

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Everyday Hero: Maurice

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My husband under went a kidney transplant July 9 2013 at Allegheny general hospital. The donor was a special 25 year young married father of a 10 month old little girl. This young man is an outstanding young man who gives himself unselfishly all the time. In these days and time when most of the young men that are being…

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Everyday Hero: Doug

He is my dad and has always been there for me when I am down. He helps me out of things I don't mean to get myself in to. He is the best dad I could ever ask for!

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Everyday Hero: Adrienne


You are the best mom ever. I can always count on you to make me smile :). Thankyou for everything you do for me. I love ya!!!

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Everyday Hero: Michell

My mom was put through many things with my dad, but she came through and my dad changed. Our family is still together and doing well but around two months ago my mom was diagnosed with a rare type of mouth cancer and it has been very challenging. Through all this she has loved us with all her heart and…

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Everyday Hero: Tammy

My mom is very important to me.She is my role model.She succeeds in everything she does and she takes good care of me. She is a good person overall and I love her. My mom is strong and nice. She is strong because she can do anything that she puts her mind to. She is also nice because she tries…

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Everyday Hero: Jeremy & Mercedes

My son and daughter have had to endure the pain of emotional abuse and divorce yet they maintain a soft nature and loving attitude. No child should have to suffer at the hands of a loved one and yet, the love coming out of these people indicates that they have chosen not to take the bite out of a bitter…

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Everyday Hero: Dorothy

My mom is my hero. Although Mom was not highly educated (she went to the 8th grade) she had an innate sense of how to treat people - all people. She taught me about fairness, consideration for others, respect, love, integrity, kind-heartedness and the importance of staying true to your values. And, she was the best Mom ever - loving,…

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Everyday Hero: Ciro

My Hero protects our country and has shown me that true love does exist! I love his love and want him to know that he means the world to me.

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Everyday Hero: Moo

My moo helps me everyday. I'm worried about my future and how school is going. She gives me strength to continue and not break down everyday. I Love her and know I wouldn't be able to get through college without her.

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Everyday Hero: Matthew

I know only of one hero. My son Matthew. I am a single parent of three. My son is now 27. When I divorced, Matt was only five and was always at my side. He wanted to be the man of the house and always protected me and was concerned for his sisters and me. As he grew, we four…

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Everyday Hero: My True Love

August,4th,2008. It was my second day of high school and I was still in the childlike thrill of beginning a whole new chapter in my life. I met "him" that day, in my third block class. We became good friends quickly and he showed his affection blatantly, but sadly, at the time I had interest in another. But even so,…

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Everyday Hero: Beate

I never realized how all encompassing her qualities were until I was prompted to choose a "Category" in which to place my "Hero." There didn't seem to be one which appeared to be any more applicable than the next, so I chose "Love" because she is "Pure Love' within herself and within the universe. She shares and communicates this wonderful…

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Everyday Hero: Shelley Jo

She is my wife of 18 years and the mother of our son. She is of a simple family that has shown me who I am, and what I still have to offer to everyone. She never nags, never complains...just has a true heart, that many are drawn to. Perhaps she is a part of the Truth. I am blessed…

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Everyday Hero: Kenneth and Joan

About 13 years ago, my mother and father decided to split up. Neither one of them were financially stable or ready to raise four kids by themselves. My grandmother and grandfather so graciously agreed to raise my three siblings along with myself. For 13+ years now, my grandparents have raised us four kids, and have instilled values in us that…

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Everyday Hero: Brooke

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My niece, Brooke, is a hero to me as well as to others. When she was 18 years old, she found that she was pregnant. She made the selfless decision to share her child through adoption to a beautiful family who was able to provide a more stable life than she believed she could do. She felt that she could…

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Everyday Hero: David

My hero is my husband, David. I have yet to meet another person in this world who loves as purely and unconditionally as he does! He loves me like no one has ever loved me before. And when I ask him why he loves me so much his answer says it all, "Because I just do!" I am always inspired…

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Everyday Hero: Debay

I nominate my sister, Debay, as my hero. Three years ago I was diagnosed with Leukemia and she was there for me. Not only did she travel to Montreal from the Dominican Republic to be with me through my first and most terrifying induction treatment of chemo, but when the time came for me to find a donor for bone…

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Everyday Hero: Caridad

I have served in the Navy for 15 years and am a veteran of Desert Storm, the conflict in Bosnia, and of course the current war in Iraq. I am currently in my fifth deployment away from home. My hero is my wife. Through it all, my wife has been all I could ever ask for as a man, as…

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Everyday Hero: Patricia

I would like to nominate my mother, Pat. She is my mother, my friend, my world. Ever since my dad passed on, she has been there every day for me and my brother. She shows us love and how to love others no matter what or who they are. As Elbert Hubbard said, "The love we give away, is the…

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Everyday Hero: francesca


my hero is my 11 year old daughter. I lost custody of her when she was three years old and never got her back because of my own drug addiction. she was adopted by my grandmother. I knew for sure that because I had betrayed her for so long that she would not love me anymore. my daughter has shown…

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Everyday Hero: Kathy

My mother and I never used to be close, in fact I used hate my mother. I used to be an empty depressed being of society. Everyday was a new suicide attempt. My mother brought me into this world and did her best to keep me here. Now as a productive adult, I see how much my actions hurt her.…

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Everyday Hero: Loretta

My Granny is my hero! She gave up her own day-to-day life to take care of her child that is mentally retarded and requires everything to be done for him without verbal ques. She taught me that just because things are hard, you can prevail. I could not be more proud of her because I know a lot of people…

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Everyday Hero: Jessee

My daughter-in-law was in stage 5 renal failure, desperately in need of a kidney. My son (her husband) had always been a donor but as a result of a automobile accident he passed away from multiple organ failures in 2007. BNSF railroad did a article on our family and the desperate need of a donor. We live in Oklahoma and…

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Everyday Hero: Howard

I had a pretty good childhood. Playing hide and seek, football, tag, cops and robbers, soccer, ride motorcycles, etc… with all my friends. You know, your typical childhood. In my younger years, I was never close to my dad. He was the type of guy that went to work, brought home the paycheck, mowed the yard, fixed stuff around the…

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Everyday Hero: Christopher

I’ve been through a lot in the past year and thinking back on how I got through it all brings up a specific name, Christopher Chang. He was the best friend I wouldn’t want to live without, and the hero who saved me. I turned to him when I needed help and I would find him waiting for me to…

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Everyday Hero: Trish and John

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Everyday Hero: Mickie and Colin

My heroes are my younger brothers, Mickie and Colin. I would've never thought of them as my heroes, but after reflecting on it, they inspire me so much. They've taught me that certain things have to happen so when good things come they'll seem even better. They've taught me that it's good to be strong, but it's okay to cry…

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Everyday Hero: kate

My nana is my hero because she helps me and others and she cares for me. She is there for me when im sad, mad, or hurt. She is loving, caring, forgiving, trustworthy and she likes my character. We like the same stuff. She is an alive life person. love lots your grandson Gage

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Everyday Hero: Ben

My dad is definitely my hero. I wouldn't be where I am if he didn't care about me so much. I remember when we got in some fights because I thought I was right, (as most teenagers do) and he got angry with me about it. I didn't think he was being fair so I got angry with him. Later…

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Everyday Hero: Nina

My hero is my grandma. She died from Alzheimer's on March 30th 2008. Alzheimer’s is a disease that makes you have memory loss, thinking, and behavior changes. Before she died we had spent Christmas together and when I was a baby she took care of me a lot. She taught me how to swim in her pool and she gave…

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Everyday Hero: Al

Al is my brother. For years we had a pretty good relationship. With 8 years difference between us in age, we really didn't do a lot of things people imagine brothers doing together. Things like playing ball or hanging out a lot. We did do some things together and my brother was always very good to me in my lifetime.…

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Everyday Hero: Bill

Bill is my hero, friend and mentor. As an elder, he has been in relentless service of my personal growth and that of numerous men in his community. Bill is a man of integrity, power and joy. He serves many communities with passion and truth. I am so blessed to be blessed by Bill.

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Everyday Hero: Mary

When I met Mary it was an encounter that would turn out to be a lifetime of love lessons. This woman was no ordinary woman. She was to be used as an instrument of lesson for me. The lesson of true love. Her generosity of love helped me conquer hate and resentment. I was taught to look outside the box…

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Everyday Hero: Omolara Precy

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She is beautiful, intelligent, creative, active minded, nice. She is my role model, she has the spirit of love, she once told me that love is the most beautiful thing nd told me a story about a family which comprises of three(father, mother and their child baby gairl)who meet three friends, wealth, prosperity and love. The family were askes to…

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Everyday Hero: Nancy

She was my wife, for life. Our children are who they are because of US. She inspire (ed) (s) me to be who & what I am. Her life was cut short, but the life she lead was immense. My devotion to her was no less. These were the best 25 years of my life and now I miss her…

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Everyday Hero: Tamy Sue

My cat, Tamy Sue, is my hero. I rescued her from an animal shelter ten and a half years ago, but in reality, she rescued me. I was very ill when I adopted Tamy Sue, and she has been there for me through thick and thin when no friends could be found. When she first came into my life I…

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Everyday Hero: Margarita Rogel


My hero is my grandmother. Since she was little she was abandoned by her parents. She was raised by a family that mistreated her and she couldn't have the opportunity to study. Later he began to work and she got married with a man that left her with five kids. She worked selling food at the street and later as…

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Everyday Hero: Tom

I was always the type of person who didn't believe that I could find someone who truly loved me, for me. I would wake up thinking that I may die alone. Then when I was in high school, I met my bestfriend/boyfriend. He made me feel like I matter in this world. Thanks to him I now believe that love…

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Everyday Hero: Martin

Forty years ago at the age of six I had spent a great deal of time in a box in the closet and endured many years of abuse at home. I came to my first grade class sucking my thumb and staying behind when the class would go out to play. I was filthy and neglected. At one point I…

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Everyday Hero: Susie

My hero is my grandma, she is my BEST friend. She knows all of my secrets and other things that nobody else knows about me. I tell her everything when I'm having problems. And when I'm hurt she actually cares and listens. She makes me feel like doing GREAT things that I have never even dreamed of doing. She knows…

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Everyday Hero: Ryan

My hero is my best friend Ryan or as we usually call him Ryan G. He is a language teacher teaching English to Korean students. Among his ideals is to help others the best he can and he is not even expecting a return to what he has done. I've once been touched by Ryan when I had an accident…

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Everyday Hero: William

When you call somebody a hero you love and respect that person; they have shown courage or love in their life. Now William isn't famous but he could have been. Growing up in New York he loved baseball and when he was sixteen he could have played major league baseball, but he didn't. Instead he followed his father's wishes and…

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Everyday Hero: Wanda

This is to my hero, my grandmother and friend for 20 years. She was the lady I want to be and I have started to become. My grandmother passed away January 16, 2005, fifteen days before my twin and I turned 20 years old. That was the worst day of my life. She was and did everything for me since…

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Everyday Hero: Lori-Ann Cheryl

I'd like to nominate my mother as my hero. My mom has showed me what sacrifice, perseverance and love are all about by living as a great selfless model. She dropped out of high school to raise me... alone, and had to put much of her dreams on hold. When I was six, my little brother died of S.I.D.S. After…

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Everyday Hero: Denise

My hero is my step-mother. She took my brother and myself in while my father, a U.S. Army soldier, had to spend long, hard hours away from the house as a recruiter. After being moved to yet another state, my father was deployed to the desert for 15 months but still my step-mom remained with us. As my father did…

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Everyday Hero: Jovian

My son who has mild Autism, is 6 years old. He is always a happy boy who makes me laugh even if he can't talk. He is always trying to get me to do something with him.I hope one day he can say I love you to me.

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Everyday Hero: Fernando

In the 20-plus years, I have been working with special education students, I never met anyone quite like Fernando V. When I met him, I was introduced not to a quadriplegic eight year old. Instead I met a breath of fresh air. 'What a personality,' I thought. 'We're going to have fun.' And we have. Lots of it. He said…

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Everyday Hero: Frances

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My mom is a person who has cared for others all her life. She was blessed with good parents who were great examples for her. When we were young, she would help our grandparents, caring for them, showing us the importance of family. She took us everywhere, teaching us about the great big world out there. She taught us the…

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Everyday Hero: Judy

My mother continues to inspire me everyday, and that is why she is my hero. Words cannot come close to expressing how special my mother is to me. Her everlasting care, compassion, love, and wisdom, to name just a few of her many great qualities, are what fuel and drive me to become the person I am. My mother is…

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Everyday Hero: David

My father has been my Hero for all my life! He has most, if not all, of the good values this organization represents! As a boy I couldn't ask for a better father. He tried his best to teach me all the most important values, like Loving, Helping Others, Kindness, Honestly, Loyalty, Trust, Inspiration, Getting enjoyment out of the good…

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Everyday Hero: Jarret

My Hero is the man that I love. He reminds me everyday that there is still beauty in the world. His eyes and His smile are proof that God still gets inspired to create miracles sometimes. His laugh makes me forget the challenges in my life, His arms are a sanctuary, a place where I can lay and recharge and…

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Everyday Hero: Luvenia

Luvenia is my mother and I love her very much. No matter what we go through she is always there for me. Her love is unconditional and I enjoy every drop of it. My mother has shown me how to be a young lady and I love her for that. She is one of my top heroes and she always…

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Everyday Hero: Max

My youngest son is my hero. I have 3 children, and they are each wonderful and special; and I love them to the moon and back. However, for the last 17 years this very special boy has lived by his own core values, to excel in school, be helpful, be kind, be a good teammate to his lacrosse team, a…

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Everyday Hero: Shane

My Brother; we have been through so much in twenty years and I wouldn't take any of them back and I wouldn't want to share them with anyone else. You mean the world to me and if I lost you I wouldn't know where to go or what to do with my life. You are my hero because you're always…

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Everyday Hero: Mr.

My dad, my hero. He will always be my hero, not only because he is my dad but also because he has been my pioneer in many things that I do now. He is in fact my backbone and my reason of survival. I called him the other day to inform him that I would be coming home for the…

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Everyday Hero: Sarah

My hero is my father, and I can't even begin to tell his story in under 500 words. I am only 19 years old but for as long as I can remember, the strongest foundation in my life has been my dad. My father married my mother over 30 years ago and started out with as little as little can…

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Everyday Hero: Sierra

My sister,Sierra,is someone I look up to because she is my big sister. I love her and she loves me. I think that my sister is loving and caring because she is my sister. I think that sisters are loving and caring. I also rely on my sister for advice and help. She is thoughtful because she gives gifts and…

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Everyday Hero: Ke Yu

My mama Jade is my hero. She is my favorite woman in the whole wide world. She always supports me in every decision I make and showers me with wholesome love and care. Somebody told me once that I was going to grow up and be just like my mom, and I got so excited. That meant I was going…

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Everyday Hero: Manju

My Hero is my 'Mother'. Despite early widowhood caused by life-altering traumatic death of our dad, my mother chose to remain sane and move ahead in life! She raised her two daughters single-handedly and beautifully, instilling positive values in them. She is the epitome of a 'woman 'with strength,grace and courage. My success, position, wealth and life would have not…

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Everyday Hero: Anonymous

My hero is my Dad. He is always there for me, even when I make a mistake. Like the time that I almost drove the car into the front door of our house; I had my drivers permit and he was telling me to stop and I did just in time. I know my Dad loves me because his actions…

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Everyday Hero: Jim

A True Hero The smell of the barn wafted up to my nostrils, distinctly reminding me of an Idaho farm. The strong scent of cows, potato farms and burnt weeds was evident. The high- pitched squeak of the wood floor made me wonder how long until the second level of this barn would fall through, all of us landing in…

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Everyday Hero: Jim

My hero is my dad. He is my hero because he supports me, helps me, and provides for me. I know he loves me and I love him. That is my hero.

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Everyday Hero: Ann Louise

This is a story about a woman who changed my life. Her name was Ann(Been) and she was my big only sister. This was a woman who endured such horrific trauma throughout her life and still was able to remain judgment free and loving towards all. In the 43 years that I was graced with her love, I learned…

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Everyday Hero: Melanie

Melanie... the REAL American Dream This story is dedicated to my awesome little sister Melanie! (aka Herbie. That’s what I call her) Melanie is the kindest, sweetest, gentlest, person I know and has a heart the size of Texas. I was about 10 years old when Melanie was born. My Dad came home from the Hospital and told us kids…

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Everyday Hero: Ciocia Genia

Ciocia Genia (Polish for Auntie Genia) was my hero. As Mariah Carey's song says, "A hero lives in you,we all have heroes in our lives to inspire us". My Auntie Genia was my inspiration. On Christmas Eve 1932, my Grandma Josefina (age 44) laid dying of breast cancer. Auntie Genia took her brothers and sister Helena (my mom) to midnight…

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Everyday Hero: Willow

Willow has been the greatest teacher I have ever known and she has inspired me in ways I never thought possible. She has taught me the most major of life lessons such as love, patience, fearlessness. She lives her life for the pure joy of living and is always intensely "in the moment" (I watch and try as I might…

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Everyday Hero: Christina

My hero is my mommy. She has always been there for me, even when she's tired and times are rough, and I can see giving up in her eyes. Does she give up though? Nope. Sure, most moms are like that, but to me, my mom is one of the only people in my life who keeps going and helps…

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Everyday Hero: Kim

Kim Norton is my husband. I met him at a cancer benefit dance in November of 1996, for my terminally ill sister, Sheri Cole, who had colon cancer. Sheri was only 27 years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer and she and I were always extremely close. At the time of the benefit dance, I was a single…

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Everyday Hero: Michael

Michael Jackson is a hero because of how much he cared for his fans, for the the earth, and for....well.. everyone!! All he wanted was to make a change and make people happy. He kind of did through his music but he also visited many children's hospitals and donated almost all of his money to charity. Michael Jackson has been…

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Everyday Hero: Anna

This story is about my mother who I love so much. My mom is a caring, loving, fun person who helps others, and always has a full heart. My mom is my "Hero" because of what she does.... Like she takes in my brothers friends when they need a place to stay... She cares for us and always makes the…

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Everyday Hero: Sierra


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Everyday Hero: Ms. Johnson

I remember being a 3rd grader at Will Rogers Elementary School in Santa Monica, CA and being almost invisible to the world. My parents were hard-working but very busy surviving and no time to spend quality time with me. They did not show affection or ever tell me they loved me, I guess as a result of how they were…

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Everyday Hero: Neil

My dad is my hero. A single father of five children, never once showed any sorrow or heartache in such difficult times. Always had a smile on his face, and always, always made each and every one of us feel loved. He has since joined our father and is everyday missed and loved.

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Everyday Hero: Joan

My grandmother, whom I call Nanna, is everything to me. She has done everything for my mom, my little brother and myself. She is 70 years old and hasn't slowed down a bit. If it wasn't for her, I don't know where we would be. She always puts others first and is always concerned about others rather than herself. She…

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Everyday Hero: Danny

My hero is Danny and he is my grandpa. He is my hero because was always there for me. He supports me in whatever I chose to do and doesn't question me on anything. The 73 year old man is the most loving person I've ever met in my entire life! My grandpa showed enormous amounts of love towards me…

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Everyday Hero: Christopher

My hero is a hero for several different reasons. When I met him I was lost. I just lost my father to lung cancer and I was taking care of my three kids and my dad's mother whom was 82 yrs old, and not to mention her husband also. I started talking to a soldier in Iraq. I needed someone…

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Everyday Hero: STEVE

My hero is my boyfriend Steve. I honestly do love him and appreciate all the things he does for me! I feel as if no one can compare; soon we are going to celebrate 3 years together. I am so lucky to have someone like him, who is amazing, hard working, a great father and loyal! Not a day that…

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Everyday Hero: Ta-Tanisha

I am 14 years old and I have to say that I have a lot of inspirations, but only one hero, My mom. She's always there to see me through, wipes all my tears away and her smile is amazing; when she smiles she will brighten up anybody's day. But the main reason why she is my hero is because…

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Everyday Hero: Vicky

My hero is my wife, Vicky. On August 26th, 1984 at 8:00 pm sharp, we were seating on a park bench across from our local church. We were both 15 years old. Vicky was nervous but not even close to how nervous I was: I was about to ask her out for the first time. I joined the military academy…

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Everyday Hero: Lourdes

My Mom (Mami) is the best mother in the world. She has put up with the toughest of times with me. I have Schizoaffective Disorder and suffer from constant insomnia. My mom has faith, courage, determination, love, kindness that I wish I could possess so dearly. She is always kind and lovely with all she meets. She is always eager…

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Everyday Hero: Rose

My hero is my matter what is going on in her life, she is positive, upbeat and cannot utter a bad word about anyone. She gives everyone the benefit of the doubt and always pulls the good out of every situation. I hope some small part of me can be like her.

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Everyday Hero: Barbara

This is about my mother who is 82 years of age. She adopted me from her daughter who is my birth mother. My mother Barbara adopted me when I was only 16 months old - she was 55 years old. She didn't have to do it but she loved me enough to bring me home where I belonged. She adopted…

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Everyday Hero: James

Strong with a soft heart. Solid, faith based values by which he lived ad died. Teaching/sharing came easy. Guiding sometimes difficult. Would help and take care of others and stood by for support even at the expense of his own safety. Could make and fix just about anything, very often from just about nothing. He said he would always be…

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Everyday Hero: Mom

My hero is my mommy because she never gives up. She always keeps her chin up. She does what she needs to do, when she needs to. She works about every day. She feeds 3 kids plus herself and Rich. She always has time for Austin, Aaron, and I. I love her a lot.

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Everyday Hero: Bettye

My mom is my hero. She wasn't just my mom; she was my best friend and confidant. When I was pregnant and alone overseas I would wake up in the middle of the night; unable to get back to sleep, I would watch a movie. Usually, it was a Disney movie. I remember one night watching 'Dumbo.' As always, it…

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Everyday Hero: Elmer

My hero is my dad! He has provided me with shelter, food, education, and outstanding guidance throughout my entire life. There has never been a time when I couldn't count on him! As a young girl, very involved in basketball, he always found the time after a long, hard days work to play a game of Horse when he came…

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Everyday Hero: Tonya

My mommy has been there through everything. She has never backed down, away, or ran when times got rough. She showed me that love is the only solution to fear. Once we allow love to control our situations, nothing can harm or control our minds any longer. She taught all three of us this truth...we fear no one, nothing, and…

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Everyday Hero: Andrea

My mother, Andrea, is a wonderful woman who has given so much to this world. She's spent the last 15+ years of her life helping her son who has a learning and mental disability; not to mention giving her outstanding support to her daughter who has gone through life's ups and downs. My mother has offered strength and support, love…

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Everyday Hero: Children of our world

I do not have a hero, however if I had to make a choice, my hero(es) in this world would be all the Moms and Dads that raise children. poetry to help our children.. CHILDREN Children, the most special part of life, God please protect them all from strife. If that means taking them home with you, We will accept…

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Everyday Hero: Leigh


My hero is my mom. My mom encourages me everyday to be the best I can be. She is the sweetest person and she can cheer you up anytime of day and everyday. I love my mom so much and she is my role model and she is such and inspiration to me.

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Everyday Hero: Lynn

She saved me from a home because my mom did not want me. I will always love my grandma and she will always be my hero!

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Everyday Hero: Michael

My hero died 21 years ago when I was 14 but his spirit and values live with me every day. The hero was my father - a man who taught me the value of living in the moment. My father lived everyday by laughing at life, by savoring the moments with his family and friends. He taught me not to…

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Everyday Hero: Heather

I have suffered from Depression for years. I never had anyone to talk to. Did I mention I'm not even 15? This year, I met this teacher. She spoke often to other teachers of how great my writings were. She allowed me to spend lunch with her, and I found a connection. She drew me closer to God. She gave…

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Everyday Hero: Kathleen (Kat)

My hero is my oldest and best friend, Kat. I met her when I was 17, I am now 40. I never had a real family having alcoholic parents and no siblings. Kat took me into hers. I care for her as the sister I always wanted and I know without her, I would not be here. I have been…

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Everyday Hero: Peggy

Peggy and I met in 1975, it was love at first sight. We both tried to ignore our feelings for each other but as time passed, we both admitted that it was divine destiny that we met and were in love with each other. We married in 1977. Life was a struggle with school, two children and starting to build…

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Everyday Hero: Anthony

This man survived the great depression, took care of his parents and older brother (Feini’) then raised his own and finally took on the task of caring for me, his grandson. He saved me from the abuse of my stepfather and welcomed my mother and I into his home where he was my father figure and I couldn’t have asked…

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Everyday Hero: Joan

Joan Allen is my mom. I love her soo much but life has had its ups and downs. When I was younger my mom used drugs and my father was never in the picture. She is very sick now with type two diabetes, heart disease, MS and she went blind in her life eye. The reason I feel that my…

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Shiehaam 1 day ago from Mother city, cape town

...Did the whole "break up, make up" thing. We even broke up when I was 18 so I could go back to California & visit my family & find myself. Long story has almost been 20 years, we have 2 beautiful daughters, & I actually love him more today than I did walking through the library in high school, when I 1st saw story continues...
Teri M. 6 months ago from Missouri

My husband & I met in high school, actually he was ONLY in 8th grade. The moment I saw his eyes, I knew I would fall madly in love with him. Our relationship throughout high school was like a roller coaster. We fought, got jealous, did the whol "break up, make up" thing
Teri M 6 months ago from Missouri

It's always said that you shouldn't wait too long before you apologize or heal the rifts in a relationship. This was going to be the year that I made amends with my brother. It wasn't my fault; it wasn't his fault--we were family that had a rift through "settling" our parents' estate. So, this was the year I'd eat my pride. Besides, I didn't want to come to the end of my life and for it to be too late. So, I collected our family photos, little things I knew he'd value. I was getting it all ready. My brother died unexpectedly on October 11, 2013. He was only 65 years old. Too young to leave his wife, children, and me. I waited too long. Now, it'll never be said, the hug will never be given, the hurt will never be healed....too late to say, "I love you."
Carolyn 7 months ago from Mesa, Az

Love and fear cannot occupy the same space. Where one exists the other is nonexistent.
Dave Joy 7 months ago from somewhere in the heart of south carolina

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