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Reaching Out Quotations
The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends, And no investment on the street pays larger dividends, For life is more than stocks and bonds, and love than rate percent, And he who gives in friendship's name shall reap what he has.
There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
George Burton Adams
I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can't change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.
Charles de Lint
Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; Through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
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
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
We can all be angels to one another. We can choose to obey the still small stirring within, the little whisper that says, 'Go. Ask. Reach out. Be an answer to someone's plea. You have a part to play. Have faith.' We can decide to risk that He is indeed there, watching, caring, cherishing us as we love and accept love. The world will be a better place for it. And wherever they are, the angels will dance.
Joan Wester Anderson
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Personal Stories About ‘Reaching Out’
KindnessSubmitted 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 was not liked by many people. No one ever chose him to be on teams. He sat near me in P.E., so I started talking to him, and I was always nice to him. Whenever I became captain of a...
The Day We Became FriendsSubmitted by Anonymous
She was new to my school and we despised each other for the first year. Looking back on it now, I think it was only because we were so alike. After a horrible day, I sat on the ground crying when I saw someone sit down next to me. I wasn't sure of who it was at first. It was the girl that I hated. But, she held...
The Brittany ProjectSubmitted 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 project to give artificial Christmas Trees to children in low income housing complexes in our city. She was bullied, harassed and teased by other officers for varying reasons. But Officer...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Reaching Out’
Halbert TSubmitted by
What started as a job offer in the medical examiner/coroner's office turned into a life changing event for a single mother of four children. Dr. T. was a leading national pathologist who worked on many notorious forensic cases with the likes of Henry Lu and Michael Boden. But what he was most was a very...
Pat BSubmitted by
Pat B. is a retired 2nd grade teacher. Like a lot of other teachers, Mrs. B faced challenges having kids in her class that brought with them various problems from home. In my particular case, as with so many other kids that she helped, I came from a disadvantaged family. I was often teased about my clothes, my...
Gene WSubmitted by
My hero is Gene W. Gene has started more than a dozen companies in his lifetime. He started out working in the laser industry when it was still in its infancy in the 1940s. In his early days in Silicon Valley he often associated with pioneers of the era like Dave Packard and Bell Hewlett. Dave Packard in...
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
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CLASS AND GRACE
DO YOUR PART
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO THY BEST
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
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