Explore the value of Overcoming
When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
George S. Patton
You've failed many times, although you may not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn't you? Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs. Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't try.
Richard David Bach
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
Theodor Seuss Geisel
When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.
Carl Gustav Jung
Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it...If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
Dialysis Does Not Have To Be The EndSubmitted by Anonymous
Twenty years ago I was treated with an antibiotic that damaged my kidneys. Within a couple of years of the antibiotics it was necessary for me to have dialysis treatments. After a couple of years my husband and I were trained to do the hemodialysis treatments and were able to perform them every other night at...
The Power Of LoveSubmitted by Anonymous
Raising my youngest daughter as a single parent, particularly through her teenage years, was the hardest thing I had ever done in my life. She struggles with depression, anger, low self-esteem, resentment, and a general feeling of being unloved. Not denying that there may be other factors involved, I am convinced...
Food In The World Of UnemploymentSubmitted by Anonymous
Nearly a year ago now, I had been unemployed for three months. No income, no food! A mother and her 11 year old daughter. My landlady decided to make a commitment to us. She said, "I will not let you go without until you are settled again"! I did not know this woman personally and she had no reason to help...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Steve SSubmitted by Bill Saling
My son, Steve was diagnosed with ALS in 2006 at the age of 38. He was a practicing landscape architect working in Boston. Upon his diagnosis he began to research ALS and the likely progression of the disease. ALS has no known cause, no treatment and no cure. Doctors informed Steve he had 3 to 5 years to live....
Brent BSubmitted by Terry Warren
Brent... Over the years I've learned there are heroes who speak with words and some quietly with deeds. You, my son, speak loudly with deeds. An example to all of us. Thanks for your Godly example. And thanks for the laptop which I use everyday in my ministry. God Bless...I'm proud of you & your family. Terry
Tyler ASubmitted by Justin Gatens
Tyler, from birth, has had a really hard battle with life because he was born with one kidney. However, he overcame having one kidney and started for the Buffalo Bison's football & basketball teams. He is always a lot of fun to be around. He is the heart and soul of the Bison basketball team. He has also achieved...
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DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DO YOUR PART
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
i cant overcome my fears cause iam afraid to tell people the real me.
I have been struggling to overcome my problem with alcohol. I know that this is a problem many people deal with, it isn't an easy thing to do. It's not only a big part of our culture, but legal. Most of us start drinking before 21, so it becomes a way of life. I'm only 20 and I'm already trying to stop. I've realized that after you drink, your problems are still going to be there. My advice is find a group you can go to close to you, it really helps to know you're not the only one trying to be sober. And remember, take one day at a time. Worry about not drinking the present day, you only have 24 hours. Also stay away from places that will tempt you to drink. It may be hard, but trust me, it feels so good to get through another day without drinking. Know you're good enough to really be happy.
I am in a family who struggles , but at the end of the day ... We All Stay TOGETHER♥
Being a Grandmother who is raising a grandchild, overcoming the age gap is monumental. Especially when the child is 13. As each day passes, I have to overcome obstacles that I never thought I would have to do at the age of 70. Love, Patience, Kindness, Understanding is paramount however, willingness to give each day it's best is joy~!
Carolejane B, West Hartford, CT
jesse hale, kemp texas