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Rising Above Quotations
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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
My whole life I've been telling myself, 'don't be afraid'. And it is only now that I'm realizing how stupid that is. Don't be afraid. Like saying, 'don't move out of the way when someone tries to punch you' or 'don't flinch at the heat of fire' or 'don't blink'. Don't be human. I'm afraid and you're afraid and we're all always going to be afraid, because that's the point. What I should be telling myself is 'be afraid, but do it anyway'. Live anyway.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
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
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’
Hope Trumps HarmSubmitted by Michael Kalous
Believing that life contains more than one's experiences and hanging on to the hope that there is something greater than the harm experienced, I strove to overcome and excel through my circumstances of abuse. Because hope trumps harm, I followed it and I now help others with similar circumstances and find hope...
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...
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’
Alvaro ISubmitted by Denise DeVries Ibanez
My husband is my hero because he always triumphs over his circumstances. A creative artist and wonderful husband and father, he has overcome distance, illness, loss, and discrimination to continually encourage others and take care of his family.
Darlene SSubmitted by Cassandra
I picked my Grandma because she has overcome a lot in her life and is a wonderful person. My Grandma grew up on a farm with four sisters and one brother. Her mother (my great grandmother) had to raise them all by herself because my grandma's father died. When my grandma was a teen her older brother died. My...
Harold (Raspy) Maze(Rawls)Submitted by Laya - Eesha
Harold Maze, or Raspy Rawls known to many has always been an outstanding individual. Not only is he inspiring but he is a determined leader who doesn’t understand the word no and impossible. My personal experience with Mr. Rawls has been far from few. He has not only pushed me to better myself, but he has also...
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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