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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KINDNESS
A SIMPLE WISH From a young age, my parents have taught me the importance of giving generously to the less fortunate. Out of habit, whenever there is something I can spare, I give it to someone on the streets. Last week, as I left the house to run a few errands, I carried with me some old clothes, a handbag and some food to...
SUBMITTED BY AKANKSHA
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PASSION
FROM NOTEBOOK PAPER TO NOTEBOOK COMPUTER,CARTOONING IS MY PASSION In grade school during the 70s, I loved reading the Peanuts paperback collection. Then in 1975, I started drawing my own comics in class. My classmates became my readers. My teacher would remind me not to draw in class while tossing my work into the waste basket. I learned about rejection early on, so I...
SUBMITTED BY STEVEN M. HILL
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LOVE
HOW MY BOYFRIEND INSPIRED ME TO STOP CUTTING I was around 11 when I started cutting, and I am 13 at the time of this story. It started when I had a really bad day. I cut myself again after being cut-free for over a year. I was really upset about it. But then, I called my boyfriend. I don't know why I made that call, but I'm glad I did. I left a voicemail...
SUBMITTED BY SARAH
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HELPING OTHERS
TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED... One day, my mom and I were leaving PetCo after picking up our dog. On the way out, I noticed something on the ground, I reached to pick it up and realized that it was a debit card. I gave it to my mom, and she took it back into the store and gave it to the cashier. Then we got into our car. We were about to pull...
SUBMITTED BY DESTINY C.
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FRIENDSHIP
GUIDANCE My story is about an art teacher who I adore, cherish and look up to even to this present day. His name is Jacques Rangasamy. He's a man who really looks deep into the soul of each of us and always pushes you beyond your comfort zone in order for you to be the person you want to be, who he often knows before you...
SUBMITTED BY SARA
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DETERMINATION
ROSA PARKS How many African-Americans stood up for what's right? One naming the bravest man was Martin Luther King Jr. though there was a girl. By the name of Rosa Parks. I'm 11 years old and I wasn't told about her today at school but a passage mentioned she said it, the most unexpected words. "No" is what she said. She...
SUBMITTED BY SHAYLA
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FAMILY
CAT PERSON I am a little kid, age 11, So I'm a little sensitive. When I was around 7, My favorite cat, Meatloaf, had to be put down because of kitty cancer. At first I just shut everyone that I loved. Then I started bullying. My grandmother saw what had happened to me and she rounded up my, small but awesome, group of...
SUBMITTED BY MADISON
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CARING
MY SUPER MOTHER My mother is a super woman. She's the best mother that I could ever have. I'm glad that she is my mother. Seen's my father diagnost in Lung Cancer she stands as our Father and Mother. My mother was there for us when we needed someone the most. Without my Father, everything seem to fall apart. But for my...
SUBMITTED BY AILA MARIE CORPIN YERRO BINABIDEZ AGUILAR
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FAMILY
WONDERFUL PARENTS My parents are very talkative and I do believe that most parents are also the same. Since I was a kid, I never really listen to what they're saying. I ignored their advice and I end up in that position where I desperately need help in fixing my life. I cried at that time and I decided to talk with my mom. She...
SUBMITTED BY HALIM
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LOVE
MY LOVE, MY FRIEND... He was the wind beneath my wings, dedicated father to our six children, someone who held me up in a pedestal as his Blue Rose, my best friend and husband of 20 years, until his last breath of life at the age of 49. He has always been there to take care of the household while I pursue my career. Me and my...
SUBMITTED BY ALICIA LAYNE
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GIVING BACK
WILL RETURN, SISTER! I grew up with a sister like no other. My sister is the oldest of our 12 siblings from the same mom. Despite the fact that I was 3 years younger than her, my sister has always preserved me like I am at her age. She surely is the number outgoing person and the definition of sisterhood on planet earth. She knows...
SUBMITTED BY S.A.A
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COURAGE
YOU CAN OVERCOME Values.com came into my life when I needed it most. As a victim of domestic abuse I wasn't quite sure of what I was experiencing or where to turn. Values.com inspired me to be strong and courageous. Now I leverage values.com quotes in my public presentations that focus on domestic violence awareness. Thank you...
SUBMITTED BY POPI
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SOUL
SADNESS AND LOVE I am in high school and I am 14 years old. My story is mostly untold, until now. It is currently November 2015. In September 2015, my great grandma died. She was sick and old. We were very close. She was in the hospice for a few weeks, and I would visit her. I remember once I was visiting her, she was sleeping,...
SUBMITTED BY JAYLEN MCBRIDE
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ENCOURAGEMENT
REDEMPTION My childhood was not great, divorced parents and being raised by a stepmother who clearly did not know what love was. Every Christmas, I longed for a Victorian doll house. I would wait up anxiously hoping the doll house would be under the tree. Every Christmas the little girl awakened with a broken heart. Fast...
SUBMITTED BY ALICIA WILSON
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DO YOUR PART
IF HE COULD DO IT, ANYONE CAN. As a fourteen-year-old girl, you may think that the biggest problem you can probably face is fail one of your classes in High School, but not everything is as easy as it seems. My parents are going through a lot lately, we recently moved from Houston and bought a house in Dallas, and my dad had almost no money...
SUBMITTED BY AYLEEN
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