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Rising Above Quotations
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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.
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
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
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know “why” I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.
John R. Wooden
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’
Becomming Whole AgainSubmitted by Anonymous
We all have our own story filled with chapters about people and events unique to us and I will never forget where my life story took a sudden change of course and brought about my most life altering events with people I'll never forget. I had a routine operation on my knee go wrong and developed a life...
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...
Troubles And TriumphSubmitted by Yesica Trawick
We hope our journey will encourage other families to have hope and push through times of trouble. Our family has faced many obstacles over the past few years. After the economy took a turn, my parents lost their small business in Ft. Myers Florida, lost their home and even had a car repossessed. We...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
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...
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...
Thomas MSubmitted by Scot L.
My uncle is an inspiration to me and the world. While I was growing up, I watched in horror as my aunt and uncle lost their two sons in separate auto accidents within a short period of time. My cousins were like brothers to me and despite the paralyzed feeling I had, it couldn't come close to my imagination of...
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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