Explore the value of Overcoming
When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hope-full, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one's own way.
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.
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
E. Joseph Cossman
Joshua J. Marine
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
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
Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they're meant to be.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
Rocky Road To HappinessSubmitted by swtkhadija
Hi im Khadija im a 25 Year old mom of a 4 year old. Now i've had my share of good times an bad and this is my story and i wud like to share it with u so here goes..... It started from small i grew up on the mountain with my mom an dad i'm no brothers an sisters i have a sis but she was already big an off living...
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....
Afghan DilemmaSubmitted by Jonathan
AFGHAN DILEMMA I sat in the back row of the rusty, creaking Japanese minibus as we bounced our way across the bleak Afghan desert from Kandahar to Kabul. In front of and next to me, their heads brushing the roof, were seven Afghan tribesmen, complete with ancient carbines and crossed bandoliers. They...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Michael LSubmitted by Susan Leiby
My son Michael is 7. At 3 years old, he could only talk in vowels and was a little different. His preschool suggested we send him elsewhere. At 4 1/2 he was diagnosed with autism. Through lots of his hard work, and his dedicated teachers and therapists, he is now fully mainstreamed in 2nd grade. He was just...
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
dion ISubmitted by Harvey Newman
Before going to Vietnam, Dion was an accomplished drummer in a local Los Angeles band. He lost 80% of his left hand in combat, along with internal injuries. Originally, he was not expected to live. He still suffers both physically and mentally from this ordeal. BUT he learned to become as good of a drummer as...
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DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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