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Personal Stories About ‘Reaching Out’

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    My Keeper

    I wanted to write this in hopes of keeping the memory of an amazing women alive. In her mid-fifties and disabled, she still was the rock of our family. Not only did this women take my mom and her two daughters under her wing (my sister and I) but she was the most generous and happy person I ever met. She had...

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    Making Friends, Losing Enemies

    About five years ago I started at a new school, when my family moved to Iowa. I was just a little excited, but I worried I would never fit in with the other sixth graders. Lucy, a girl in my class, who I thought was not ready for change, didn't like me from the start. In fact, I was pretty sure she hated me....

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    A Small Gift

    As a teenager, I worked at a grocery store as a cashier in a local mall. There was a young man who walked around the mall and it didn't look like he had any friends or family. I learned from store owners that he suffered schizophrenia and was pretty much a loner. He was always very polite to me when he came...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Reaching Out’

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    Gene W

    My hero is Gene W. Gene has started more than a dozen companies in his lifetime. He started out working in the laser industry when it was still in its infancy in the 1940s. In his early days in Silicon Valley he often associated with pioneers of the era like Dave Packard and Bell Hewlett. Dave Packard in...

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    Ann H

    My Grandmother was, and still is, my hero. She gave me all the love and care she could. I love her, and miss her dearly. I love you Grammie.

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    Monica F

    My hero is my mom. She had me when she was in her teenage years and though she could have had a much easier life if she had given me up, she chose to keep me. She was faced with the difficult issues of being a single parent while finishing high school and college. She is now a very successful registered nurse and...

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LIVE LIFE
FAMILY
FORESIGHT
GIVING BACK
SACRIFICE
LAUGHTER
DEDICATION
DEVOTION
COMPLIMENTS
JUSTICE
RISING ABOVE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
PREPARATION
TRUE BEAUTY
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
APPRECIATING NATURE
COURTESY
SERVICE
MENTORING
ENCOURAGEMENT
CONNECTING
OPTIMISM
EDUCATION
CARING
GRATITUDE
COURAGE
PERSISTENCE
STRENGTH
EXCELLENCE
HELPING OTHERS
CHARACTER
COMPROMISE
LISTENING
CREATIVITY
PASSION
SMILE
BEING THERE
DO THY BEST
GREAT MUSIC
RESPONSIBILITY
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
SOUL
CIVILITY
AMBITION
INGENUITY
INTEGRITY
HARD WORK
TEAM WORK
IMAGINE
ACHIEVEMENT
PERSEVERANCE
RESPECT
GENEROSITY
RIGHT CHOICES
GOOD EXAMPLES
STEWARDSHIP
OVERCOMING
JOY
CHARITY
UNITY
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
VISION
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
INCLUDING OTHERS
PIONEERING
LOYALTY
KINDNESS
TRUST
PARENTING
LITERACY
HONOR
GOOD MANNERS
VOLUNTEERING
SPORTSMANSHIP
INNOVATION
HUMILITY
HONESTY
GRIT
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CONFIDENCE
BELIEVE
HEALTH
LEADERSHIP
DETERMINATION
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
CLASS AND GRACE
PATIENCE
MOTIVATION
PEACE
HOPE
COMPASSION
INSPIRATION
PRACTICE
COMMITMENT
APPRECIATION
EQUALITY
SHARING
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
FITNESS
LOVE
LEARNING
MINDFULNESS
COMMON GROUND
OPPORTUNITY
Pass It On®

This is touching.
Ashley, victorville

If you see someone new at the school you just walk over and say hi.
Chris Napolion, Vicksburg

This commercial really inspired me! I was in Sunday School a while ago, and the ten-year-old granddaughter of the teacher was there. She doesn't go to our church, and she was sitting at a table with the teacher and the assistant. I could tell she wanted to sit with somebody else without having to ask, so I asked her to sit beside me. Her whole face just lit up, and she thanked me again and again. It felt so good to do that, I try to do it every day at least once. Thank you!
Molly B., North carolina