Explore the value of Overcoming
E. Joseph Cossman
When we do face the difficult times, we need to remember that circumstances don’t make a person, they reveal a person.
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
I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
Richard David Bach
I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed.
When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
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.
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
The Greatest GiftSubmitted by Beth
The Greatest Gift Having Multiple Sclerosis can be extremely difficult, but it is possible to grow in a positive way because you have this disease. I tell my children, everyone has something. If they don't, they will by the end of their lives. I have MS. They have Asperger's and AD/HD. In a way, they...
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...
Little Miss MarySubmitted by Anonymous
A family friend sent me an email one day about this little girl, Little Miss Mary. The letter said that she was on the list for a lung transplant and requested help from the e-mail's recipients. The email was sent to many people who, when they read it, took action. Mary and her family received cards, toys,...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Leonard LSubmitted by
My dad is my hero. It's been five years since he had his first seizure. After that came the diagnosis of a brain tumor. Then epilepsy, and most recently prostate cancer. But he's still here. Waking up every morning like the rest of us, wondering what other challenges lie ahead. And secretly wishing, that he'll...
Gabriel LSubmitted by Rachael L
Finding out I was pregnant in 2008 was one of the greatest moments of my life...until after the first ultrasound, when the doctor told me, "There may be a problem." Those are the scariest words any expecting mother can hear. My son, Gabriel, was born with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate. ...
Cheryl HSubmitted by Becca H.
I was 7 years old when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time I had no idea what that meant. Just that she was very sick and there would be a lot of changes in our lives. She never let it keep her down though, basically as soon as it happened it ended. She went back to teaching her kindergarten...
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DO YOUR PART
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CLASS AND GRACE
DO THY BEST
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
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