Explore the value of 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.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
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
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching — sacrifice.
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
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
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Personal Stories About ‘Sacrifice’
SacrificeSubmitted by Tooa
Sacrifice During the 2nd semester of 9th grade, there was a new kid in our math class. The new girl was introducing herself to me. “My name is Kaehalani,” she told me. “Oh….my name is Mckayla,” I responded. She mentioned she was from the Islands of Samoa and it...
"My Apron Mother Saved A Lot For Me"Submitted by judy
As I was going through things to donate to Easter Seals, I found bed sheets that were my mom's. I couldn't believe as I hung them on the line , that every corner was sewn. My "apron" mother took the time to sew , iron and use her things to last. My "apron " mother was the mother that wore an apron in 1950's and...
Michael Ollis, An American And International HeroSubmitted by Darlene Stango
Michael Ollis, a soldier in the US Army, sacrificed his life for a Polish soldier during an insurgence attack in Afganastan on August 28, 2013. Michael was only 24 years old when he died , serving 2 terms in Afganastan, as well as a tour in Iraq. Michael was loved by all who knew him, and surprised no one by...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Sacrifice’
ChetSubmitted by Daniel
My hero is Chet. Mr. Chet was like a second dad to me. He was a proud member of the National Air Guard. He would put down and sacrifice anything for his country, even his life. I looked up to him as a hero. On that day in 2006, a helicopter went down in Iraq. He was among the crew on the helicopter. When he...
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...
SANDY WILLIAMSSubmitted by barbara.skaggs.56
This lady works 24/7, always on call to save an animal! The only life she seems to have is SAVING A LIFE! There is NO animal too LARGE,SMALL,SICK Or Distance needed to travel she will not help! The ONLY thing she EVER asks for = Give the Fur babies a GOOD home & Donate to our cause & Shelter!
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CLASS AND GRACE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
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