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Reaching Out Quotations
A. G. Trudeau
We can all be angels to one another. We can choose to obey the still small stirring within, the little whisper that says, 'Go. Ask. Reach out. Be an answer to someone's plea. You have a part to play. Have faith.' We can decide to risk that He is indeed there, watching, caring, cherishing us as we love and accept love. The world will be a better place for it. And wherever they are, the angels will dance.
Joan Wester Anderson
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can't change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.
Charles de Lint
Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.
There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
George Burton Adams
The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends, And no investment on the street pays larger dividends, For life is more than stocks and bonds, and love than rate percent, And he who gives in friendship's name shall reap what he has.
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.
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
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Personal Stories About ‘Reaching Out’
StrangerSubmitted by Lucy Hand
My Nana called me and we talked for a while. She told me she was dragging a TV to her car to put out with the trash at her house. A man saw her struggling and went all the way to the stoplight and turned around. He got out and picked up the TV by himself and put it in the trunk. He told her that his conscience...
My Skills To AnotherSubmitted by DJ
When I was thirteen years old, I became very interested in shopping and making purchases from eBay. I would do all the browsing around and then when there was something I found that I wanted, I would ask for the help of my Dad to place bids and make purchases. After a while being just a buyer wasn’t doing it for...
Speak UpSubmitted by ricci
I was a lonely 14 year old girl,I was pushed around in school & went home to a family of 8 that I thought barely noticed I existed. I was constantly suspended in school & always getting bullied. By the time I was 15 I attempted suicide twice, all because I thought the world didn't love me, I thought I was all...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Reaching Out’
Rashmi KSubmitted by
My daughter is an ESL teacher. She teaches adult refugees who have never spoken English in their lives. She narrated me this one instance which brought tears of joy to my eyes. This is what she told me...this is her story in her own words. "About a year ago, I walked into my classroom to prepare for my...
Hope WSubmitted by
Hope is a nurse currently working in Darfur with Doctors Without Borders assisting women and children in a clinic camp. Hope wears many hats as she works with cases of trauma/childbirth/rehabilitation; not to mention the general well being and survival of those she touches. She is my hero.
Halbert TSubmitted by
What started as a job offer in the medical examiner/coroner's office turned into a life changing event for a single mother of four children. Dr. T. was a leading national pathologist who worked on many notorious forensic cases with the likes of Henry Lu and Michael Boden. But what he was most was a very...
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This is touching.
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