REACHING OUT

Reaching Out is to offer help or assistance.

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Cafeteria

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  • “The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.”

    —Sarah Fielding Novelist

  • “It's the most breathtakingly ironic things about living: the fact that we are all...alone. Singular. And yet what we seek - what saves us - is our connection to others.”

    —Wally Lamb Author

  • “You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

    —A. A. Milne English Author, Best Known For His Books About Winnie The Pooh

  • “A smile is the universal welcome.”

    —Max Eastman Writer

  • “Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves.”

    —Bonaro W. Overstreet Author

Value Ideas For Reaching Out

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Start a new club with others who share the same interest.

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Strike up a conversation with the person working the cash register.

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Listen.

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Go out for coffee with a coworker you don't know very well.

Reaching out

Befriend someone new.

Stories About Reaching Out

The Best Birthday Present Ever

Submitted by Montana

On my 17th birthday I received the best present ever. I grew up getting everything I ever wanted. I received clothes,...

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The Day We Became Friends

Submitted by Anonymous

She was new to my school and we despised each other for the first year. Looking back on it now, I think it was only because...

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Touching One Life

Submitted by Anonymous

I volunteered with the Challenger League, a baseball team for young adults with physical disabilities. One day, a young man...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Shawn C

I met Shawn a few years ago. She is my hero as she is everything I've ever wanted to be. Perfect, no...and doesn't claim to...

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Deanna M

Deanna McLemore, my mother, has given selflessly to our small farm community for over 45 years. As a nurse she has touched...

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Chris W

My hero is not somebody who is known by many people. He is a schoolteacher with a goal to be an inspiration to his students,...

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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