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Rising Above Quotations
William J. Brennan, Jr.
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.
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
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.
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.
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’
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...
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...
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?” ...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
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...
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...
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...
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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