Explore the value of Sacrifice
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worth
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless... Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours.
The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching — sacrifice.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
I think there is choice possible at any moment to us, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.
One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
Joan of Arc
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Personal Stories About ‘Sacrifice’
My Two New HeroesSubmitted by Dan
When my 16 year old son, Cayden was 9 years old, he was having some health issues that resulted in some visits to a gastroenterology and intestinal specialist. After some testing to rule out allergies, Cayden was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease termed an idiopathic disease. This...
The Hot Dog BunsSubmitted by Grace
When I was at Albertsons, (a food store) I saw a bag of hot dog buns on the ground. I went away from my mom, and picked them up. Later on, I said, "It's not like me picking up the hot dog buns does any good for anyone." She said, "Yes it does. I bet the store appreciates your help." I felt great!
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Sacrifice’
Bill GSubmitted by
Bill has been sent overseas to Kuwait with the Navy reserves to protect troops and supplies in the war against terror. He has given up his time, family, and safety in order to help this country. He has made so many sacrifices for the right thing, and it's all worth it. When he has time that he isn't working or...
Michael MSubmitted by Tommy
Michael A. Monsoor was a SEAL with Delta Platoon, SEAL Team 3. During deployment in Ramadi, Iraq one night, a teammate had a strange dream of Michael coming to his rescue, with wings on his back. Months later, on Sept 29, 2006, St. Michael's day. Michael Monsoor was engaged in a gunfight on a rooftop. When an...
Joe MorganSubmitted by Robyn Howarth
My hero is my best friend, the love of my life & my soul mate. I guess you can say he's your average Hero considering he is a Firefighter but he's done so much for me and the community that makes him such an unbelievable man. Not alot of Firefighter's get recongized, and I believe they should because it is them...
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
CLASS AND GRACE
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