VALUE STORIES
What value defines you?

We all try to live by many different values, but usually one of them stands out a little more than the others... Is your value love? grit? giving back? What value defines you?

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COMPASSION
ALWAYS STRIVE TO SHOW AND GIVE COMPASSION. ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SHOWN NONE. My entire life, I had to work, and work hard to avoid being the brunt of rude and Difficult bullying. Even from home, even from my Own Mother. Even at 63, I'm still spurned by my blood Family. It's Sad to Hurt a Child so badly that they have a hard time forgetting the Same Family, and School bullying. Especially...
SUBMITTED BY HEIDI A ROBINSON
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CARING
'TENACITY', IT'S MORE THAN CARING. When my mother finally acknowledged that she couldn't care for herself any longer, and agreed to come to Florida to stay with me, I didn't know how long this would be for, so it was impossible to prepare for the event In its entirety. I did however, make a decision to take her home and help to make her life as...
SUBMITTED BY SKY
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HOPE
I LEAVE AND SURPRISINGLY RECLAIM MY CONFIDENCE I tendered my resignation 5 days before the end of 2018. I am worried because there is no other job offer. "Is that the correct decision?"I asked myself every morning. Tomorrow will be the 3rd weeks, and I can say it's the right decision. During these 3 weeks, I begin to brainstorm on how to replace the loss...
SUBMITTED BY LIM ZE JIN
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GRIT
THE POWER OF EMOTIONAL GRIT In the spring of 2016, I had my annual eye exam to get my contact prescription renewed. My eye doctor then recommended that I see a specialist, because I didn’t do as well on one of the tests for a second year in a row. The specialist in turn ran additional tests and took pictures of the backs of my eyes. In...
SUBMITTED BY JENNIFER FERNJACK
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CONFIDENCE
SELF- CONFIDENCE SPREADS CONFIDENCE As a high school student, I see so many different students living so many different lives. I see so much sadness from people with so much potential, and so much goodness. Overtime, I realized that a lot of this comes from a lack of self-love and self-confidence. I began watching endless ted talks about...
SUBMITTED BY TIA BJORNSON
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ENCOURAGEMENT
YOU CAN DO IT! Growing up i remember my weekly "career" announcements. Anchor woman, flight attendant and teacher, among many, many othrrs. Each week i heard " you can do that. You will be good at that". That was my mom and dad. Throughout life, i learned that not everyone believed in me the way my mom and dad believed in...
SUBMITTED BY JULIE
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KINDNESS
MY MOTHER About a year after my mother died, a teacher questioned me about who she was. When I finally gave her enough information to identity my mother, the teacher said " Oh! You mean that *kind* woman! " I thought "what a great commentary on a person's life," and resolved to try to live so that could be said about...
SUBMITTED BY JOHNNIE (SUSIE) PRATER
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CARING
CARING In a ram-shackled house, far from the village, lived a young man who was mentally impaired. He was always seen in the village, working hard to fill his old bag with discarded items and scraps of food. The children of the village sneered at him; the elderly villagers looked down on him and scolded their children...
SUBMITTED BY KALIA
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COURAGE
STEPPING OUT OF COMFORT ZONE My name is Ainne Olar,15 years old and I'm in 10th grade of High School. I was born in Philippines and I spent most of my childhood there, then we moved in Canada. It was my first time moving to another country, so I was a very shy student for a little while back in my school in New Brunswick. New Brunswick...
SUBMITTED BY AINNE OLAR
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HONESTY
HONESTY During life time theirs going to be that one time in your life when you feel like telling a lie one your afraid of getting in trouble or two your embarrassed so you hide the truth so you tell a lie it's never okay to tell a lie about something even if it's not important you shouldn't lie because their is always a...
SUBMITTED BY ALILIA OLIVER
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
BREAKFAST COMMENTS! I was having breakfast one morning with my four year granddaughter Charlie in our local Cracker Barrel. A sounthern older lady approached us as she was leaving. She commented on how adorable my granddaughter was. She said, she had been watching our interaction with each other as we ate out breakfast. We had...
SUBMITTED BY LEANDRA STEELE
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PASSION
MY PASSION OF MUSIC! I was a kid in the 4th grade and I been inspired by people playing the flute. So when I started 4th grade, there was a program in my school where you could learn an instrument and play in the band. I signed up as soon as possible because the places where being taken away fast so I really wanted to play the...
SUBMITTED BY IBRAHIM ALADDIN
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CREATIVITY
THIRSTY FOR ART I am a free lance artist. I paint murals in schools, most elementary schools. I design educational murals as well as decorative murals. But the important part is, the students paint with me. Nearly 20 years ago I was inspired by a local muralist to paint a mural at my kids' school. Once I got started, I decided...
SUBMITTED BY LORI LUTTIG
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
I AM NOT MY CIRCUMSTANCES I am Jearlean Taylor from Baltimore, Maryland. I am author, fashion model, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, mentor, and woman of God. My life has proven to be a journey of unexpected challenges. I developed a rare form of cancer (Rhabdomysarcoma) at 3 years old. As a result of cancer, multiple surgeries(too...
SUBMITTED BY JEARLEAN TAYLOR
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HONESTY
TELLING THE TRUTH When I was about 13 or 14 years old, I got caught in a few lies, my father told me that if I ever find that I have to lie about what I was doing, then I was doing the wrong thing... I didn't reform my ways immediately but what he said stuck with me. I am now 66 years old and I've made a considerable effort...
SUBMITTED BY KANE FISCHER
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