Explore the value of Sacrifice
He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching — sacrifice.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the courage to surpass others at whatever cost, but the courage to serve others at whatever the cost.
Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannnot endure it.... Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.
George Bernard Shaw
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
Jean de La Fontaine
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Personal Stories About ‘Sacrifice’
Beyond Professional ConductSubmitted by Audrey
I have been in therapy for about six years now. My therapist means so much to me and has helped me move forward from so many family obstacles. We have been talking about some things in therapy that are really hard to talk about. My therapist knows that money is really tight for our family (the same for a lot of...
Grey Is A FigmentSubmitted by Randy G.
What I’ve learned from my wife would astound you! It’s theoretically simplistic, emotionally hygienic, morally sincere, and spiritually uplifting. She never went to college and reading books is not her passion. Her repertoire doesn’t consist of greed, disrespect, or ego. Bridget can’t stand up. She can’t...
Kindness In The Face Of The ForgottenSubmitted by Tina
While waiting with my oldest son for a tow truck, we were waiting next to my car. I have bumper sticker that says "I love someone with Autism." While we were waiting, a homeless man approached us. I was a little frighten and my older son stood in front of me out of protection. The man asked me if I really did...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Sacrifice’
Michael MSubmitted by Tommy Li
Michael P. Murphy was a Navy Seal. On June 28th, 2005 he led a small reconnaissance unit of Seals in Afghanistan, when they were discovered and attacked by an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters. As members of the unit were wounded fighting, Murphy ran out of the way of cover into the kill zone to get...
Earl CSubmitted by Payton Dickinson
My hero is my best friend, Robby. He is currently serving his sixth month in Iraq, and he is only 19 years old. He is one of the youngest soldiers fighting over there. Most 19 year old's would rather be partying or wasting their life away. He chose to join the Army when he turned 18, and fight for a cause bigger...
Doug DSubmitted by Nikita
My grandpa is my hero. He raised three kids of his own and his three grandkids,who definitely weren't his responsibility. He sacrificed any and everything that he wanted to make sure we were given everything we needed and most of what we wanted. He was my father figure when I had none and my security when it was...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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DO YOUR PART
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CLASS AND GRACE
DO THY BEST
I found my passion for softball last school year and joined the modified softball team at my school. I don't live in town, so my dad had to drive into town to pick me up almost every day. I started crunching numbers, with gas having been so expensive during softball season, and I just realized that my parents spent $197.76 just on gas for me to play softball for three months. Now, that is sacrifice.
Sarah G., Greenwich, NY
The ONLY time one sacrifices must be for a higher value.
Richard C., Crown Point, IN
Sacrifice is giving up something of value for something of higher value.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
Check out September 11 10th year, pay it foward event. It's on Facebook and what you do is do a kind act to three people and ask those people to pass it along, or pay it foward. Love the commercial for this website. That's what brought me here!
Jennifer W., West Palm Beach, FL
Its beautifully said. If giving up a little can bring a smile on somebody's face, then we should think that our work is done.
Rina G., Secunderabad, India
People sacrifice their lives everyday for us. Why can't we do the little things to give back?
Madison C., Pennsylvania
Angel F., Texas