Explore the value of Overcoming
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Here are some inspiring stories about overcoming.
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OVERCOMING ADHD First grade for most parents is where they spend maybe 10 minutes at the most spending time with their child teaching them how to read and helping with homework. My parents had to spend 3-4 hours with me. I had a difficult time paying attention and it was hard to think that I needed to get things done. Later on...
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SHE STILL INSPIRES ME It was 1978, I was of 10 years old and used to stay in Calcutta, I could not forget that year as this city faced a disaster that year, flood in Ganges river hampered the normal city life, our school remained closed, one of school friends named Sandhya used to stay in ...
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KNOW YOUR WORTH I was 17 when I met a guy, I thought he was the best thing that ever happen to me, we dated for 3 years and I became pregnant with a beautiful baby girl, the guy and I was on and off he then started to change he cheated on me while I was pregnant stressing me out hurting me emotionally and physically, he started...
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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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OVERCOMING QUOTATIONS
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“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

Richard David Bach

Friday quote
“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.”

Helen Keller

20190222 friday quote
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”

Cynthia Occelli

Wednesday quote
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”

August Wilson

20190221 thursday quote
“Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”

Yvonne Pierre

Tuesday quote
“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.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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“Although the world is full of suffering, it's full also of the overcoming it.”

Helen Keller

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“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”

Lena Horne

20190219 tuesday quote
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

Oprah Winfrey

20161021 friday quote
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”

C.S. Lewis

20170922 friday quote
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”

Booker T. Washington

20170921 thursday quote
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”

Moliere

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'overcoming'.
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Justine T My beautiful granddaughter, Justine, born nine weeks early and diagnosed with Cerebral Paley. Struggles to get around home with adult help--to walk up and down stairs to get to her room and to school or out into the world, uses a reversal walker--can be seen walking around Ben Lomond High Track--and uses a...
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Michael L My son Michael is 7. At 3 years old, he could only talk in vowels and was a little different. His preschool suggested we send him elsewhere. At 4 1/2 he was diagnosed with autism. Through lots of his hard work, and his dedicated teachers and therapists, he is now fully mainstreamed in 2nd grade. He was just...
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David S My hero is my brother David. He is my hero because during high school he was able to overcome much adversity. He had friends whom he thought were his friends, but would make fun of him to the point where he did not feel welcome anymore. At this time I was going to youth group at our church and he wasn't so I...
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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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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
carley from buckley SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
i cant overcome my fears cause iam afraid to tell people the real me.

Heather from Indiana APRIL 7, 2012
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.

Zaria from Texas NOVEMBER 10, 2011
I am in a family who struggles , but at the end of the day ... We All Stay TOGETHER♥

Carolejane B from West Hartford, CT MARCH 29, 2011
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~!

jesse hale from kemp texas JANUARY 27, 2011
That's true