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
Strike up a conversation with the person working the cash register.
Go out for coffee with a coworker you don't know very well.
Befriend someone new.
Start a new club with others who share the same interest.
Stories About Reaching Out
Submitted by Dallas Crotty
My family runs races together, but I frequently run 5ks by myself. It was at a 5k in Tulsa where I really figured out what...
Making Friends, Losing Enemies
Submitted by Anonymous
About five years ago I started at a new school, when my family moved to Iowa. I was just a little excited, but I worried I...
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,...
Everyday Hero Stories
Mrs. W often took care of my twin sister and me. She lived across the street and must have noticed that we had a difficult...
My hero is my daughter Michelle. She has Down's Syndrome. She is 37 years old and on her 4th pacemaker. She was never...
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
One of my biggest heroes is the founder of the Special Olympics. Her family, and the world, lost this beautiful soul this...
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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