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Here are some inspiring stories about rising above.
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SUNSHINE ON A RAINY DAY Have you ever had a day when everything seemed to go wrong, and nothing seemed to go right? Not too long ago I was having one of those days. I was discouraged, weary, and plain sad. My focus was on me, me, me. After all, no one else was experiencing the same trials I was. I expressed my downcast state to my...
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"RISING ABOVE" AS IF WRITTEN BY DANI JOHNSON First of all, my name is Dani Johnson, and I grew up in a home filled with drugs, violence, abuse that varies, rape, and poverty. Now, I am a multimillionaire; but before my success, “I was a fat cocktail waitress, with what seemed like no hope or future.” As a child, my step father would sexually, verbally, and...
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REACH OUT AND RISE ABOVE I've been fighting depression for a few years now, but on my first 'decline', I clung to writing songs. This is the second time that I've found myself back at group therapy, but I've found ways to not only help myself, but ways to help others as well. It brings me so much happiness when I play songs on my ukulele...
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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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RISING ABOVE QUOTATIONS
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“Still, like air, I rise.”

Maya Angelou

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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

Confucius

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“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at them. ”

Sidney Greenberg

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“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.”

Vivian Greene

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“You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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“Success is not just the crowning moment, the spiking of the ball in the end zone or the raising of the flag on the summit. It is the whole process of reaching for a goal and, sometimes, it begins with failure.”

Erik Weihenmayer

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'rising above'.
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Tyler M Today while driving home with my father and brother, a van began swerving and crashed into a ditch upside down. There was about 3-4 feet of water in the ditch. We immediately turned around and pulled onto the side of the road. I jumped out of our car and into the ditch full of water. I heard people screaming...
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Lainie F Lainie does so many good things for her animals on her horse rescue farm. Day in and day out she is out there with these horses and other animals providing them the love and attention that they have never received from previous owners. Lainie gets these animals ready for adoption, she makes no profit form...
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Karyl B My hero, Karyl, is someone I've met in person only once. In August 7, 1996 her only daughter, Arlyn, died by suicide. She was 18 years old. Rather than become bitter and stay withdrawn, fearful, and angry, Karyl became a warrior. In the years since Arlyn's death, Karyl (and husband, Ron) has worked...
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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
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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
Barry FEBRUARY 16, 2017
According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly, but the been flies anyway...rising above all.

renaisha from minnesota NOVEMBER 15, 2013
love all the values

M J from Pa MAY 12, 2011
Regarding comment:Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun

Crystal Bleu from Pennsylvania FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun; help others experience a better life helps us respect our blessings. Stay humble.

Steven B. from San Francisco, California SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
Helping to rid homelessness and crime in neighborhoods across the country.