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Rising Above Quotations
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.
People can do whatever they want if they just set their heart to it, and just never give up, and just go out there and do it.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
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.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
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.
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’
Becomming Whole AgainSubmitted by Anonymous
We all have our own story filled with chapters about people and events unique to us and I will never forget where my life story took a sudden change of course and brought about my most life altering events with people I'll never forget. I had a routine operation on my knee go wrong and developed a life...
You Can Be DifferentSubmitted by Fran
My parents had split up and my sister and I were in a foster home. It wasn't a nice place to be and all of the children were eventually removed. It wasn't a good start in life. Some of the kids that were there were already well on their way to a life of crime. Waiting for the bus one morning they engaged 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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
Thomas MSubmitted by Scot L.
My uncle is an inspiration to me and the world. While I was growing up, I watched in horror as my aunt and uncle lost their two sons in separate auto accidents within a short period of time. My cousins were like brothers to me and despite the paralyzed feeling I had, it couldn't come close to my imagination of...
Lainie FSubmitted by Gloria Clark
Lainie does so many good things for her animals on her horse rescue farm. Day in and day out she is out there with these horses and other animals providing them the love and attention that they have never received from previous owners. Lainie gets these animals ready for adoption, she makes no profit form...
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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DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
CLASS AND GRACE
DO YOUR PART
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
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.
love all the values
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