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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

Bad Day

Submitted by Anonymous

I was so close to tears. I could feel them just behind my eyelids threatening to spill out any second. I could feel my face...

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Learning A Valuable Lesson

Submitted by Anonymous

From my seat in the van, the rows of tomato plants looked like neatly laid pick-up-sticks. It was harvest time near Quincy,...

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Submitted by Anonymous

When I was in 8th grade, I had lots of friends, I wasn't lonely or anything. But in my P.E. class, I saw this 7th grader who...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Hope W

Hope is a nurse currently working in Darfur with Doctors Without Borders assisting women and children in a clinic camp. Hope...

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Dianne B

I was only 7 years old when I first moved to a town called Atascadero. This town was small. It didn't have much...

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Adam Janney

My hero is my Dad. He is my hero because he protects me and my family loves and cares about me and is always there for me. My...

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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