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.
Strike up a conversation with the person working the cash register.
Go out for coffee with a coworker you don't know very well.
Start a new club with others who share the same interest.
Stories About Reaching Out
Wake Up Call
Submitted by Brittany Nichols
One phone call changed my entire life around. Well it was December 2009 and I was just about through my first semester of...
The Brittany Project
Submitted by Jennifer Smith
I am a 911 Dispatcher for The City of Murfreesboro, TN. In October 2010, one of my officers, Brittany Maxwell started a...
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...
Everyday Hero Stories
De Ann K
It is with great honor to nominate Dr. DeAnn K., a Professor of Sociology at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette as an...
My daughter is an ESL teacher. She teaches adult refugees who have never spoken English in their lives. She narrated me this...
This is about my baby sister, Phyllis W.
The youngest of nine children, she was the epitome of the baby in our family....
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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