Explore the value of Hope
Here are some inspiring stories about hope.
HOPE
THE REP YOU HAVE AND THE ONE YOU WANT Now living in my teens at 16 my entire life I have been having to prove myself to everyone around me that I'm not weak based on my size standing now at 5'2 my turnIng point started when I was about 4 going on 5 when I witnessed my dad beat my mom in front of me until the cops showed up I was without a dad for a...
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HOPE
HAVE A HIGH YIELD LIFE! This is an excerpt of my dedication celebrating the life of my son, Joshua who passed away on April, 12, 2013 - as presented at his services on April 18th, 2013. Introduction A couple weeks ago Jess and I were at a meeting regarding Josh’s education plan. Part of the standard process for reviewing special...
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HOPE
ILLUMINATION A beacon of light over a grey world, a little warmth when chillness pricks, the moon's illumination over the dark sky, a candle glow in the darkest night, a bud blooming with each drop of rain...Certain things that are more felt than touched give us reasons to think that life is all the more beautiful. Still...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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HOPE QUOTATIONS
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“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.”

Jonas Salk

Luther
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ”

Martin Luther

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“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.”

Robert Alden

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“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

Tom Bodett

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“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”

Laini Taylor

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“A lesson for all of us is that for every loss, there is victory, for every sadness, there is joy, and when you think you’ve lost everything, there is hope.”

Geraldine Solon

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“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”

Helen Keller

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“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”

Samuel Smiles

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“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”

Brad Henry

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“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”

John Lennon

20170622 thursday quote
“We always kept in our hearts the most noble, beautiful feeling that sets human beings apart: hope.”

Manel Loureiro

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“No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.”

George Chakiris

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'hope'.
HOPE
Olinda C "Never give up hope in humanity, no matter how many times people fail, your heart breaks or dreams are shattered- just keep hoping." My mother said the prior quote. Inspiring words from a woman who has at times received a raw deal from life - a business going broke, poverty and a husband's unemployment. She...
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HOPE
Charlene P My sister, Charlene, fought the battle of ovarian cancer. She subjected her body to treatments and pain that no human should suffer. She never lost her will to live, or more importantly her will to love! Her poor body gave out, but her spirit lives on! She was the most courageous and peaceful loving soul I have...
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Emilee Fattener It's a person that never gives up. Even thought they try and try. Cry and cry. They will never give up they are beautiful stupid people hate and hate. But the hero says "I will be strong because I am better than them. I need to forgive" this Hero's father hates her. But she stays strong
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Your Comments
Tara from Maryland JULY 13, 2014
Evan from Ohio, if you ever read this, please let us know how you're doing.

Evan from ohio OCTOBER 22, 2013
All I can do is hope, hope they find a cure for me

LAWRENCE MCKENZIE from CINCINNATI,OHIO 45227 SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
HELLO AND THANK YOU. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MY WRITING ON A BILLBOARD.PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY. THANK YOU.LAWRENCE

LAWRENCE MCKENZIE from CINCINNATI,OHIO  AUGUST 2, 2011
TITLE:CHANGING SHADOWS: DRIPPING DOWN MY PAST I FEEL LOST,SO AS I TAP WITHIN MY SOULFUL EYE I CONCEIVE THEE TO BE HEALED THROUGH MY SOUL TO GLOW.I'M BLESS TO CONFESS FOR THERE IS TRUE LIGHT TO FIGHT THROUGH OUT THE NIGHT,I'M CASTING MY SPIRIT TO SEE THE LIGHT,LIVING IN YESTERDAY PAIN IS TRULY NO GAIN,I'M GARNISHING MY PAIN TO DELIVER ME FROM NOT BEING THE SAME,I'M PRAYING FOR MY SOUL TO LET GO.I JUMP AND RUN TO LOOK WITHIN TO SEE I FROM THE SKY AND SEE THEE TO BE SPIRITUALLY FREE,AS I SING FROM MY SOUL I REALIZE I'M TRULY BLESS TO GROW.

Kensley C. from lakewood OCTOBER 26, 2010
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