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Reaching Out is to offer help or assistance.

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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

Stories About Reaching Out

Special New Friend

Submitted by Anonymous

About a year or two ago I was on a city bus sitting near the rear exit door. This lady with Down syndrome was preparing to...

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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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I Can't Hear You

Submitted by Siobhan

Last week I was in the boarding area of the airport excited for my Easter trip home to see my parents and brother. I was...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Michelle B

My hero is my daughter Michelle. She has Down's Syndrome. She is 37 years old and on her 4th pacemaker. She was never...

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Merlin E

Prior to passing away in October 2007, Merlin dedicated his life to teaching, including spending 43 years as the Director of...

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Earl R

My hero is a person who always puts others before himself. He is always faithful to anything he undertakes and always willing...

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Pass It On

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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