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Rising Above Quotations
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.
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.
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
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
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.
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.
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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...
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...
Reach Out And Rise AboveSubmitted 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 time that I've found myself back at group therapy, but I've found ways to not only help myself, but ways to help others as well. It brings me so much happiness when I play songs on my ukulele...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
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."
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...
Marc LSubmitted by Emilia
My very good hearted and extremely intelligent husband, Marc, is deaf. He was born hearing but gradually 'lost his ears' and by the time he was fifteen years old, the world was all but silent for him. At a time he should have been enjoying friendships and dating, he was ignored, shunned or bullied by most people...
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CLASS AND GRACE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO THY BEST
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO YOUR PART
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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