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Rising Above Quotations
There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.
Success is not just the crowning moment, the spiking of the ball in the end zone or the raising of the flag on the summit. It is the whole process of reaching for a goal and, sometimes, it begins with failure.
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’
Courage And MeSubmitted by Anonymous
When I was 17 I had a near fatal accident in my home state, Nigeria. That was the start of 11 long years of struggling with dependency, painful and agonizing surgeries, long hospital stays, inconvenient casts, metal plates and heavy metal rings, heart ache, hurt, anger, and helplessness. I had 4 long surgeries in...
Troubles And TriumphSubmitted by Yesica Trawick
We hope our journey will encourage other families to have hope and push through times of trouble. Our family has faced many obstacles over the past few years. After the economy took a turn, my parents lost their small business in Ft. Myers Florida, lost their home and even had a car repossessed. We...
Bouncing BackSubmitted by Marina
Two years ago, everything came to a stop for me. I failed my first year of college, my grandmother was killed, some of my most invaluable possessions stolen by my best friends, and I was not on any medication for my bipolar disorder. For a year I was lost and constantly thinking of suicide, attempting it...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
azherSubmitted by rafi
I think this person is a real Hero in life. He has the courage to feed the poor and homeless daily. Today was the 269th day he has been providing lunch to poor people. It really amazes me how he manages all of this. When asked, he once told me that he knows what hunger means and that is the sole reason he has...
Ruth SSubmitted by Heidi
My mother in law. I don't know what to say about her really. Ok, yes I do. This is a woman whose husband had left her for her aunt, while she was raising 3 daughters. So for several years, she was a single mother, until she met my father in law. He is just a wonderful man. But back to my mother in law, she has...
Emily HSubmitted by Emily
Emily, a 13 year old girl, was rushed into a surgery at UVA children's hospital when she was told that she had a massive ovarian cyst. Emily a passionate athlete was not allowed to play any sports but still watched friends and family play all the time. She says, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO YOUR PART
CLASS AND GRACE
DO THY BEST
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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Regarding comment:Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun
M J, Pa
Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun; help others experience a better life helps us respect our blessings. Stay humble.
Crystal Bleu, Pennsylvania
Helping to rid homelessness and crime in neighborhoods across the country.
Steven B., San Francisco, California