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Here are some inspiring stories about strength.
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SOUL MATES I met her 11 years ago and now our 10th anniversary is coming up. I wasn't sure what she saw in me. I thought it was my sense of humor she fell in love with, but somehow she knew it was just a front. I wondered,if she knew it was fake, how could she love a fake? She says we were drawn because we were soul mates...
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FIFTH GRADE TORTURE Sami Hills 1B Ms. A Fifth grade torture Here I am starting another gruesome year of school; it’s like being a cow walking into the slaughter house. Even better now is the fact that it’s high school, the years that everyone remembers throughout their entire adulthood. I walk into my first...
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HIT AND RUN, ATTEMPTED MURDER, 60 OPERATIONS My mother was a victim of a hit and run in 1999. Three teenage boys chose to hit her car for no reason on a bypass. She almost died, it left her critical - so critical that she had to receive over 150 units of blood. They broke her collar bone leaving her with half on one side, her thigh bone, she lost her knee...
SUBMITTED BY SARAH
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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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STRENGTH QUOTATIONS
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“Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”

Paulo Coelho

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“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”

Dolly Parton

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“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

Robert H. Schuller

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“Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.”

Joel Osteen

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“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

Bob Marley

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“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”

William Ellery Channing

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“Pray not for easy lives, pray to be stronger men.”

John F. Kennedy

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“Ask not for an easy life...ask for the strength to face the elements, to weather the storms; to be the might for the right and the weak, to be the voice for those who cannot speak, to see one's dreams to fruition with dignity, integrity, and grace.”

Giac Nguyen

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“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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“Real strength is not just a condition of one's muscle, but a tenderness in one's spirit.”

McCallister Dodds

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'strength'.
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Marvin F I know it sounds corny, but my father is my hero. He has survived 5 heart attacks that the doctor has caught. He is still kicking and fighting to stay alive for his new grandson. I don't know where that man finds his strength but it is truly inspirational to everyone he meets. More importantly he is my...
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Noah L My hero is currently about 13lbs pounds and wearing a diaper. You might wonder what makes such a tiny human a hero. It doesn’t take moving legs, education, or words to be one. You see, on Christmas Eve 2009, when many people were with their families preparing for the arrival of Santa Claus, I was with a...
SUBMITTED BY SARAH EVANS
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Kenny Shirey My story may be a little different from everyone else. I lost my oldest son to suicide over ten years ago and with that I lost my best friend and my hero. With his loss it made me realize just how important love and family means. Til this day we have no clue why he took his own life, but I turned to God for...
SUBMITTED BY LES SHIREY
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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
AMBRO from Woodland Hills, CA SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
To address Linda G. in El Paso directly, Mija, and everyone else, check out Nick Vujicic for a tutorial in not being beaten down - ever. You can fail but you don't have to be defeated - ever. Check Nick on Google

Linda Guzman from el paso, tx SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
Strength, to me boils down to not letting any obstacles defeat you..we must get right back up n shake it off asap. Life is beautiful!!! Only ourselves can make us happy!! Gotta stay strong & positive in spite of it all...keep on trucking people!!!! ;)

George Little from Clifton VA DECEMBER 15, 2012
Strength must be coupled with compassion.

justin bieber from canada OCTOBER 15, 2012
Cool.

Austin Bray from Murray, Ky FEBRUARY 28, 2012
"A weak man is not as happy as the same man would be if he were strong." -Mark Rippetoe

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