Reaching Out is to offer help or assistance.

Reaching out2


Click the thumbnail to watch 'Cafeteria'.

  • “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

Reaching out

Befriend someone new.

Reaching out


Reaching out

Start a new club with others who share the same interest.

Reaching out

Go out for coffee with a coworker you don't know very well.

Reaching out

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...

Read Full Story

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...

Read Full Story

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...

Read Full Story

Everyday Hero Stories

Bob B

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...

Read Full Story

Merlin E

Prior to passing away in October 2007, Merlin dedicated his life to teaching, including spending 43 years as the Director of...

Read Full Story

Jason L

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...

Read Full Story

Recent Comments

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