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Rising Above Quotations
Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
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
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
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
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
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.
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’
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...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
Michael RSubmitted by Marla-Ann R.
My Dad is amazing. Which, is what most children would say about their own father. But what I find different about mine is that he has been so supportive through my illnesses; while having a lot of other things to do. Such as work 18 hours every second day, dealing with the death of my grandmother and multiple...
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.
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...
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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