Explore the value of Overcoming
No soul that aspires can ever fail to rise; no heart that loves can ever be abandoned. Difficulties exist only that in overcoming them we may grow strong, and they who have suffered are able to save.
Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of character but strengthen it...Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
Richard David Bach
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
George S. Patton
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
The Shortest FlightSubmitted by Anonymous
I was flying home after attending my best friend's funeral. It had happened suddenly. She was there one minute and gone the next. The trip home had been a busy one. There was the funeral itself and her apartment had to be gone through, her things sorted: things for family, things for friends, things to donate....
Know Your WorthSubmitted by D.
I was 17 when I met a guy, I thought he was the best thing that ever happen to me, we dated for 3 years and I became pregnant with a beautiful baby girl, the guy and I was on and off he then started to change he cheated on me while I was pregnant stressing me out hurting me emotionally and physically, he started...
My Therapist Saved My LifeSubmitted by Alice
In 2005 I was unexpectedly left by my husband of 27 years, due to his being in a cruel cult. My life was in a turmoil. I felt so sad and lost. There was nowhere that I fit in, as I had also belonged to that cult. They threw me out, and had told my then husband to leave me. There is no way to explain such a...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
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...
Kingsley RoweSubmitted by Cory Feldman
Kingsley A. Rowe is a social worker working for an organization named Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Service (CASES) in the DCP program. He helps individuals involved with the criminal justice piece their lives back together. He is amazing because he was incarcerated for 10 years for an...
Brittany GuarinoSubmitted by Gerard Guarino
Brittany is 23 years old, non-verbal and Autistic, she needs 24/7 care. Brittany is doing an EPIC journey of walking 500+ miles for Autism awareness. She is walking the El Camino or the Way of St. James in Spain. The walk is dedicated to one of Brittany's caregivers. The caregiver was her cousin Michael, was...
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
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DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
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