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Personal Stories About ‘Reaching Out’

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    Special New Friend

    About a year or two ago I was on a city bus sitting near the rear exit door. This lady with Down syndrome was preparing to get off when she suddenly looked up at me, her face lit up with a big smile and said, "Well hi there"! I mean she just blew me away with her positive outlook I greeted her with the same...

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    Making Friends, Losing Enemies

    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 would never fit in with the other sixth graders. Lucy, a girl in my class, who I thought was not ready for change, didn't like me from the start. In fact, I was pretty sure she hated me....

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    A Beautiful Gift

    I was a self-conscious seventeen year old girl with stringy hair and fifty pounds of extra weight. One night, my parents dragged me along to a party filled with "beautiful people". I felt dumpy and awkward amid the sophisticated guests. I wanted to hide. I looked around the room...the only place left to sit was...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Reaching Out’

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    Jeff M

    My soccer coach, Jeff M. is my hero. He has showed me so much not only in soccer but also about my outlook on life. I am a usually a negative person about myself and the things I do. Every time I would do something wrong in soccer I would take it out on myself. He is the one who would encourage me after...

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    American Red Cross

    I spent the last 2 weeks serving on the disaster relief operation for Hurricane Ike. While this is not my first with the ARC, I stand in awe of the tireless dedication of many other volunteers. Some of these have spent a significant portion of their life serving their country in times of disaster. One such...

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    Scott E

    Scott truly is "passing it on." He volunteers in prisons, providing workshops for prisoners ready to be released back into society. He has given 15,000 pairs of glasses to needy children and is doing a huge 7,000 person event in Utah, in which the proceeds will be distributed to the local churches to provide food...

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Explore Another Value

SPORTSMANSHIP
LOVE
SHARING
DEVOTION
INNOVATION
PRACTICE
COURTESY
COMMON GROUND
INTEGRITY
VOLUNTEERING
INCLUDING OTHERS
CHARACTER
HEALTH
FRIENDSHIP
SACRIFICE
REACHING OUT
GOOD EXAMPLES
DO THY BEST
KINDNESS
APPRECIATING NATURE
MINDFULNESS
PERSEVERANCE
HARD WORK
BELIEVE
LIVE LIFE
LISTENING
BEING THERE
HOPE
OPTIMISM
STEWARDSHIP
VISION
FORGIVENESS
TRUST
PASSION
TRUE BEAUTY
CREATIVITY
RISING ABOVE
FAMILY
INGENUITY
TEAM WORK
PERSISTENCE
GRATITUDE
STRENGTH
RESPONSIBILITY
OPPORTUNITY
IMAGINE
HUMILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
ACHIEVEMENT
PIONEERING
DRIVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
PARENTING
LOYALTY
RESPECT
GIVING BACK
PEACE
HELPING OTHERS
GOOD MANNERS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
PURPOSE
HONOR
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
CLASS AND GRACE
CHARITY
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
JOY
PREPARATION
OVERCOMING
JUSTICE
AMBITION
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
FITNESS
GRIT
COURAGE
LAUGHTER
CIVILITY
CONNECTING
COMPROMISE
APPRECIATION
SMILE
SERVICE
EQUALITY
GREAT MUSIC
PATIENCE
HONESTY
COMMITMENT
SOUL
LITERACY
ENCOURAGEMENT
MOTIVATION
EXCELLENCE
DO YOUR PART
EDUCATION
GENEROSITY
COMPLIMENTS
LEADERSHIP
DEDICATION
MENTORING
INSPIRATION
LEARNING
COMPASSION
FORESIGHT
DETERMINATION
UNITY
CONFIDENCE
CARING
Pass It On®

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