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Rising Above Quotations
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.
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.
John R. Wooden
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.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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
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.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’
Rising AboveSubmitted by Yaira
Rising Above I am in my 3rd period on a B day when my friend came in and sits next to me. I realize that she is acting different. I see a quick glance at her wrists- she is trying to hide them. There are some fresh scars and I ask myself, “Is she ok? What’s going on? Does she have anyone to talk to?” ...
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...
"Rising Above" As If Written By Dani JohnsonSubmitted by Jedediah
First of all, my name is Dani Johnson, and I grew up in a home filled with drugs, violence, abuse that varies, rape, and poverty. Now, I am a multimillionaire; but before my success, “I was a fat cocktail waitress, with what seemed like no hope or future.” As a child, my step father would sexually, verbally, and...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
Lisa WeaverSubmitted by Mike Doherty
Lisa turned a job loss from an executive position and an extended period of unemployment into a passion for serving others. She has worked every weekend for many years doing equine therapy for special needs children. She not only volunteers in riding sessions, she has served in multiple leadership positions...
Bryan RSubmitted by Ariel Cerbus
My hero is my pastor, Bryan, for a thousand, even a million reasons. I grew a huge gain of confidence, motivation, and inspiration from Bryan when I thought I was one of those people who couldn't have any after very hard times in life. He motivates to change the world, he cares deeply for the well-being of our...
Tyler MSubmitted by Tyler
Today while driving home with my father and brother, a van began swerving and crashed into a ditch upside down. There was about 3-4 feet of water in the ditch. We immediately turned around and pulled onto the side of the road. I jumped out of our car and into the ditch full of water. I heard people screaming...
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DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
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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