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.
Go out for coffee with a coworker you don't know very well.
Befriend someone new.
Strike up a conversation with the person working the cash register.
Stories About Reaching Out
The History Lady Has Spent Many Years Entertaining Seniors
Submitted by Dale Chodorow
For the past 16 years, 70-year-old Jeanette Alessio-Way--also called "The History Lady" and "lady with the stuff"--has been...
Helping A Man With A Problem
Submitted by Charles Spong
My daughter, 25 at the time, took me to my favorite diner for lunch. There was a man, wearing an old army jacket, that...
See You There
Submitted by Dana C.
The day was a typical summer day - sunny, bright sky, and so much fun...you would think. Unfortunately, I was stuck working....
Everyday Hero Stories
Tom is my father. He is my hero because he helps me through my life. He has helped me learn to read, to write, to do math,...
Scott truly is "passing it on." He volunteers in prisons, providing workshops for prisoners ready to be released back into...
Sgt. Juan A
"The Write Stuff" my middle school group of Random Acts of Kindness Kids sent over 500 homemade letters and gifts to wounded...
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