Explore the value of Overcoming
When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear, but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.
E. Joseph Cossman
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
You've failed many times, although you may not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn't you? Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs. Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't try.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
One Boy...Big DifferenceSubmitted by Megan
This is not a story about me. It's about a little boy who changed me forever. I wanted to do something special during my last year in middle school, so I decided to do an art show at my school for Make A Wish. My best friend is the state ambassador for M.A.W, so everything worked out beautifully. She had all the...
Finding Out The TruthSubmitted by Charmaine
For the last 22 years of my life I always questioned why I was so different from my family and cousins. My childhood days were difficult because I endlessly kept searching for love and acceptance. I felt lonely at school so I would try to make friends who would love me for the way I am, but still had trouble...
It Came Through His ThroatSubmitted by Rosalie Cushman
I know the 4th of July is well past. Over. Caput, as they say. Early on I'd wanted to write about maybe the parade, a barbecue, fireworks, face-painting possibly. While those are all fun topics, they left me wanting. Maybe it's my age. Or the era. Or, or, or. Something else kept coming up. Yes, the idea of...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Brittany GuarinoSubmitted by Gerard Guarino
Brittany is 23 years old, non-verbal and Autistic, she needs 24/7 care. Brittany is doing an EPIC journey of walking 500+ miles for Autism awareness. She is walking the El Camino or the Way of St. James in Spain. The walk is dedicated to one of Brittany's caregivers. The caregiver was her cousin Michael, was...
Mary Ann UmbelSubmitted by Yolanda Michelle Harman
I am not certain that I can sum this up in 500 words of less but Mary Ann Umbel is an extraordinary woman who, having suffered the loss of her only son (2 daughters survive) in a tragic golf cart accident, turned the horrible loss into a passion for helping others. Despite the ongoing heartache of losing Timmy,...
dion ISubmitted by Harvey Newman
Before going to Vietnam, Dion was an accomplished drummer in a local Los Angeles band. He lost 80% of his left hand in combat, along with internal injuries. Originally, he was not expected to live. He still suffers both physically and mentally from this ordeal. BUT he learned to become as good of a drummer as...
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i cant overcome my fears cause iam afraid to tell people the real me.
I have been struggling to overcome my problem with alcohol. I know that this is a problem many people deal with, it isn't an easy thing to do. It's not only a big part of our culture, but legal. Most of us start drinking before 21, so it becomes a way of life. I'm only 20 and I'm already trying to stop. I've realized that after you drink, your problems are still going to be there. My advice is find a group you can go to close to you, it really helps to know you're not the only one trying to be sober. And remember, take one day at a time. Worry about not drinking the present day, you only have 24 hours. Also stay away from places that will tempt you to drink. It may be hard, but trust me, it feels so good to get through another day without drinking. Know you're good enough to really be happy.
I am in a family who struggles , but at the end of the day ... We All Stay TOGETHER♥
Being a Grandmother who is raising a grandchild, overcoming the age gap is monumental. Especially when the child is 13. As each day passes, I have to overcome obstacles that I never thought I would have to do at the age of 70. Love, Patience, Kindness, Understanding is paramount however, willingness to give each day it's best is joy~!
Carolejane B, West Hartford, CT
jesse hale, kemp texas