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Rising Above Quotations
When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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
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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?” ...
An Actors Life For Me.Submitted by Sue Rowe
All my life I wanted to be an actress. When I got married I ended up in a not so healthy situation... it took me 13 years to realize that I was important. My dreams and who I was mattered and no one can take that away from me. If I did not have acting during this time I may have ended my life through the deep...
"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...
Steve BSubmitted by Benjamin Summers
Steve B has risen above any obstacles in his path! After his helicopter was shot down, he ran back to rescue a fellow Marine from the burning rubble. He received two Purple Hearts, 18 Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal for Heroism! After his military career ended, he Rose Above on marathons and...
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...
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DO THY BEST
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CLASS AND GRACE
DO YOUR PART
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