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
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.
Strike up a conversation with the person working the cash register.
Stories About Reaching Out
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...
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...
Compassion For Your Enemy
Submitted by Anonymous
I moved from a small town to a big city and was on my own for the first time in my life about to start dental school. I...
Everyday Hero Stories
My mom is my hero because she is always thier for me. She is always helping me with everything. She encouagesd me to do my...
One of my heroes, Katie W., was born with one arm and of Asian decent. She grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood, and...
I consider Mr. S. Ramakrishnan as my hero! He has been confined to a wheel chair after a fall while attending a selection...
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