Explore the value of Sacrifice
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Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'sacrifice'.
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Brian Schamber Brian Schamber is a hero in every way that matters. By definition, a hero is someone who is idealized for courage, and Brian is the most courageous man I know. Born and raised in a small farming town, he was the apple of every old granny's eye. From a young age, he was given large responsibilities on the family...
SUBMITTED BY BREANNE SCHAMBER
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Stephen D My story is about my only son and my wife. That I think he is the strongest boy. At age 2, I as his father, left for the US Marine Corps as a recruiter in the toughest places to recruit. SO I was never home to assist with the family needs nor was I really there for Stephen. Then when he was 4 years old I left to...
SUBMITTED BY STEPHEN DESROSIER SR
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Selflessness My brother showed the act of selflessness everyday in the short 24 years he was with us. He not only made the ultimate sacrifice for our country but also lived his life serving others. Michael has been on three deployments the last one ultimately taking his life protecting another soldier. But Michael showed...
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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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Sarah G. from Greenwich, NY AUGUST 2, 2012
I found my passion for softball last school year and joined the modified softball team at my school. I don't live in town, so my dad had to drive into town to pick me up almost every day. I started crunching numbers, with gas having been so expensive during softball season, and I just realized that my parents spent $197.76 just on gas for me to play softball for three months. Now, that is sacrifice.

Richard C. from Crown Point, IN JULY 27, 2012
The ONLY time one sacrifices must be for a higher value.

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins, Ga APRIL 5, 2012
Sacrifice is giving up something of value for something of higher value.

Jennifer W. from West Palm Beach, FL AUGUST 17, 2011
Check out September 11 10th year, pay it foward event. It's on Facebook and what you do is do a kind act to three people and ask those people to pass it along, or pay it foward. Love the commercial for this website. That's what brought me here!

Rina G. from Secunderabad, India OCTOBER 27, 2010
Its beautifully said. If giving up a little can bring a smile on somebody's face, then we should think that our work is done.

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