Rising Above is to overcome difficult situations you may face in life.

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  • “There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.”

    —Phyllis Bottome Novelist

  • “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”

    —William J. Brennan, Jr. Former Associate Justice Of The Us Supreme Court

  • “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

    —Ralph Waldo Emerson Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

  • “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 Philosopher, Scientist, Author

  • “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.”

    —Doug Horton

Stories About Rising Above

Reach Out And Rise Above

Submitted by Danielle Louise

I've been fighting depression for a few years now, but on my first 'decline', I clung to writing songs. This is the second...

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Courage And Me

Submitted 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...

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Hope Trumps Harm

Submitted 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...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Brent P

This hero of mine has overcome opposition in his life since the time he was a toddler. He remembers his father coming home...

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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...

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Tyler M

Today while driving home with my father and brother, a van began swerving and crashed into a ditch upside down. There was...

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love all the values
Renaisha, Minnesota

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