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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


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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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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My Keeper

Submitted by Christy

I wanted to write this in hopes of keeping the memory of an amazing women alive. In her mid-fifties and disabled, she still...

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Everyday Hero Stories


My son Preston has always been a kindhearted boy. But tears came to my eyes when he asked my wife's friend's sister to dance....

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Sfc John W

My hero is my AJROTC Instructor SFC Weeks. He truly leads by example and will help anyone in need. When I started high school...

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Chris W

My hero is not somebody who is known by many people. He is a schoolteacher with a goal to be an inspiration to his students,...

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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