Reaching Out is to offer help or assistance.
“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
Start a new club with others who share the same interest.
Strike up a conversation with the person working the cash register.
Befriend someone new.
Go out for coffee with a coworker you don't know very well.
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...
Wake Up Call
Submitted by Brittany Nichols
One phone call changed my entire life around. Well it was December 2009 and I was just about through my first semester of...
The Brittany Project
Submitted by Jennifer Smith
I am a 911 Dispatcher for The City of Murfreesboro, TN. In October 2010, one of my officers, Brittany Maxwell started a...
Everyday Hero Stories
Michaella is my hero. When she was just 14, Michaella helped create the Exceptional Rodeo for children with disabilities. She...
My hero is my daughter Michelle. She has Down's Syndrome. She is 37 years old and on her 4th pacemaker. She was never...
John has worked in the field of vocational rehabilitation for nearly 40 years. During the short amount of time that I have...
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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