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
Befriend someone new.
Start a new club with others who share the same interest.
Go out for coffee with a coworker you don't know very well.
Strike up a conversation with the person working the cash register.
Stories About Reaching Out
My Skills To Another
Submitted by DJ
When I was thirteen years old, I became very interested in shopping and making purchases from eBay. I would do all the...
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...
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...
Everyday Hero Stories
As a young boy, I was quite lonely. Although I had a wonderful mother and a great 'big' sister, I didn't have a dad. My true...
Prior to passing away in October 2007, Merlin dedicated his life to teaching, including spending 43 years as the Director of...
My daddy is my hero. I think he is the best dad in the world. An example of this would be the first time I rode a bike: Crash...
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