Explore the value of Rising Above
Rising Above Quotations
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know “why” I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’
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...
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...
Sunshine On A Rainy DaySubmitted by Anonymous
Have you ever had a day when everything seemed to go wrong, and nothing seemed to go right? Not too long ago I was having one of those days. I was discouraged, weary, and plain sad. My focus was on me, me, me. After all, no one else was experiencing the same trials I was. I expressed my downcast state to my...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
Steve BSubmitted by Benjamin Summers
Steve B has risen above any obstacles in his path! After his helicopter was shot down, he ran back to rescue a fellow Marine from the burning rubble. He received two Purple Hearts, 18 Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal for Heroism! After his military career ended, he Rose Above on marathons and...
Monique LSubmitted by Katie Sonntag
Monique Lamoureux is my hero because she has achieved many things that I strive to do later in life. She has played Division 1 hockey in college and now plays on the national team and will play in the Olympics. For that reason, she is my hero and role model for my goals.
Alyssa BSubmitted by Austin Layton
Alyssa was 12 years old when she found out that she had a brain tumor. Her family and friends were devastated. However Alyssa had a great attitude and was convinced that God had a purpose for her and this trial would only make her stronger. She is starting chemo soon but is making a great recovery.
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DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CLASS AND GRACE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly, but the been flies anyway...rising above all.
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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