Explore the value of Sacrifice
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Here are some inspiring stories about sacrifice.
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SACRIFICE Sacrifice During the 2nd semester of 9th grade, there was a new kid in our math class. The new girl was introducing herself to me. “My name is Kaehalani,” she told me. “Oh….my name is Mckayla,” I responded. She mentioned she was from the Islands of Samoa and it...
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"MY APRON MOTHER SAVED A LOT FOR ME" As I was going through things to donate to Easter Seals, I found bed sheets that were my mom's. I couldn't believe as I hung them on the line , that every corner was sewn. My "apron" mother took the time to sew , iron and use her things to last. My "apron " mother was the mother that wore an apron in 1950's and...
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MICHAEL OLLIS, AN AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL HERO Michael Ollis, a soldier in the US Army, sacrificed his life for a Polish soldier during an insurgence attack in Afganastan on August 28, 2013. Michael was only 24 years old when he died , serving 2 terms in Afganastan, as well as a tour in Iraq. Michael was loved by all who knew him, and surprised no one by...
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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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Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'sacrifice'.
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Bernice Y My mom was my hero. It was eleven of us and we would stand at the kitchen door each day and she would ask, "what do you want today?". She would prepare breakfast eleven different ways. I never heard her complain. My mother recently passed and I was close to her, she would not do much for herself. I made sure...
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SSG. Michael H. Ollis My Uncle is the best person ever! He is my hero. My Uncle Mike didn't come home because he died while helping our country and saving his family. My uncle's name was SSG. Michael Ollis. He was in the United States Army and was never able to be home for the holidays or my birthday because he was keeping our country...
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Don oringa kwizera k Many of us are who we are today because of someone in our lives. My hero is my beloved sister who sacrificed all her earnings to help me. After the death of both my parents, I lost all hope of joining a university to pursue a career. Like many orphans, my dreams where shattered, until my beloved sister took up...
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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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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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