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?




COMMITMENT

A Determined Father

As a boy from a broken family, I didn’t have anything handed to me on a silver platter. At an early age I worked with my Uncle and got a paper route. I worked odd jobs because I was too young to legally work. Not because I wanted to work, but because I wanted things every child wants. For me it was a game...

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BELIEVE

Believe

I'm only twelve and i'm out of this world. When i start to listen music... It's like I'm opening a door of my dream world. I sing a lot and i wanna be a singer... I have plans and I just believe in myself. But other people don't believe in me YET. I know its hard to believe when ur friend tells you: you know i...

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GIVING BACK

Adoptee Seeks And Finds

It took over twenty years to find my non-identifying birth information, never knowing my half sibling sister was also searching for her sister. Her Mom gave up for adoption. A fantastic online search registry put us together. On Super Bowl Sunday in 2000, contact was made! Two sisters connected and...

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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE

Always Be Humble And Kind

My twin brother and I were raised by our grandparents. They have taught us so many things about life, but the one thing that has always stuck with me is to always be humble and kind no matter what you do in life. My grandpa always told us no matter where life leads you, always remember your values and where you...

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ACHIEVEMENT

Passing The 5th Grade

I was so nervous about if I get to go the next grade or not. But when I got the report card I slowly opened it and checked. And it said I was going to the next grade. I danced so much and knew that my parents would be so happy for me.

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CONFIDENCE

From Stress To Strength

Being jobless for the last three months I am depressed now a days. My son has lost his admission from a good school and he might have to go to a less qualitative school. I have moved from a spacious apartment to a lesser apartment in order to reduce my living expenses. My wife has built extra stress. On top of...

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CLASS AND GRACE

Grandmother's Nose

I remember 20 family members sharing a room...which at night was the bedroom; and at different times during the day - dressing room, breakfast table(s), lunch room, snack table(s), home work center, prayer room. Also, a home that warmly welcomed and accommodated visitors! The central theme..."every place a thing...

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DETERMINATION

How Rock Bottom Became The Foundation For Building My Career

So, here we are at the end of the year. My daughter’s birth month so a time I always get incredibly nostalgic. I’ve read a lot of people’s autobiographies over the year and taken so much inspiration and motivation from them. So, I’ve decided to pluck up the courage and share a little of my own. To remind those...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Crab Claw

In the summer of 2017 I had a firework go off in my right hand and ended up loosing my index finger, middle finger, end of my ring finger and the end off my thumb. All in all it was still a good day because I was still Alive and knowing it could have been a lot worse. When I got to the hospital my parents...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Hiking The Appalachian Trail With Chronic Kidney Disease

2017 was an excellent year to hike the Appalachian Trail. With so many people breaking records, challenging their physical limits and embarking on the journey of a lifetime, an influx of amazing people walked along this Trail, inspiring everyone they met. It almost seemed like a divine, cosmic event, that such...

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HOPE

Hope Is An Attitude

It is widely accepted that Hope is the one thing that makes people succeed in whatever they set out to achieve. When the chips are down and when one is feeling defeated, Hope is supposed to keep you going, Hope is what turns the tide. So, what is Hope? How would one describe Hope? Is it a feeling, is it an...

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PERSEVERANCE

Living With Mental Illness

I don’t know that this essay fits the bill as it’s very dark at times, but that’s a big part of mental illness. I remember my first reaction to any diagnosis was relief, ah hah I knew I wasn’t right. Now let’s get me some pills and some therapy and knock this thing out! Well I rather quickly discovered for...

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ACHIEVEMENT

Story Of Motivation And Perseverance

My Story: I had a stroke at birth, and doctors to this day still don’t know why I had the stroke. I was in hospital for a month, I stopped breathing several times, which at one point I nearly died. When I was discharged from hospital, I was a year behind my milestones. As the the years went on I...

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EDUCATION

I Gave My Children What My Parents Could Not

I was born in a poor family, 8 siblings, and life was "hand-to-mouth". If I recall my family experience, I would say each day was a challenge to keep our stomachs filled. At 18, I gave up a chance to study at a local university. I started working as a salesman because I knew it paid high returns for if I could...

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GOOD MANNERS

Good Character

Day in day out, I try as much as possible to exhibit a good behaviour. I always copy positive attitude from people I meet and good manners is one of them. Maturity defines itself in you when you exhibit good behaviors and behave in a civilized manner in society. There is a say that goes "if you think safety is...

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