Explore the value of Overcoming
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OVERCOMING QUOTATIONS
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“Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”

Yvonne Pierre

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

Booker T. Washington

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“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness... or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.”

Walter Anderson

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“You are a match for your mountain.”

Danielle Doby

Thursday quote
“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they're meant to be.”

B.K.S. Iyengar

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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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“When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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“Your attitude towards problems, difficulties, and adversities is the most important factor in overcoming them.”

Napoleon Hill

20190219 tuesday quote
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

Oprah Winfrey

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

Lena Horne

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“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars”

Og Mandino

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“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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Beth and Nathan M Beth and Nathan have been and continue to be persistent in finding, then implementing and following through with helps, treatments, and even cures for two of their four children that have a genetic disorder. This has been a 10 year process for the first son, who is cured now through a new child bone marrow...
SUBMITTED BY TAMMY
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Little Miss Mary A family friend sent me an email one day about this little girl, Little Miss Mary. The letter said that she was on the list for a lung transplant and requested help from the e-mail's recipients. The email was sent to many people who, when they read it, took action. Mary and her family received cards, toys,...
SUBMITTED BY ANONYMOUS
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My rebirth after my Traumatic Heartache To say that I got burnt, would be an understatement. After many heartbreaks, I meet the man who I considered to be the love of my life and best friend. I truly believed all the heartbreaks in the past had happened to lead me to him. We get engaged and I’m on cloud nine. A wedding date was set, dress paid for,...
SUBMITTED BY DALIA
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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
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
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
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
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