Explore the value of Overcoming
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
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.
When we do face the difficult times, we need to remember that circumstances don’t make a person, they reveal a person.
E. Joseph Cossman
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
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...
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...
Learning To ThriveSubmitted by Haylee
“Learning to Thrive” I was slumped over the passenger's seat, weaving to the car's sudden swerves and turns as if I were on some sailboat fighting a stormy sea. Nausea gripped my throat. My body was too heavy, my arms anchored to the leather seat. The car was speeding out of control. My eyelids flickered...
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...
Michael Oher OSubmitted by Mia
Michael Oher is an All-American football left tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. His mother and 6 brothers and sisters lived in gang-stricken Hurt Village. Sometimes he and his brothers and sisters would be locked out of their own house when their mother was on crack which was a lot of the time. Being dragged...
Mary Ann UmbelSubmitted by Yolanda Michelle Harman
I am not certain that I can sum this up in 500 words of less but Mary Ann Umbel is an extraordinary woman who, having suffered the loss of her only son (2 daughters survive) in a tragic golf cart accident, turned the horrible loss into a passion for helping others. Despite the ongoing heartache of losing Timmy,...
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DO YOUR PART
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DO THY BEST
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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