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?




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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OVERCOMING

Beyond Ability

At the age of seven my family and I were involved in a serious car accident during which my left hand was nearly amputated. Ever since the accident, I've often wondered "why me?" I've wondered why it was me in the very back seat of my family’s SUV, the SUV that flipped on its side and allowed my hand to seemingly...

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COMPASSION

A Test Of Values Learned

My girlfriend and I were at the grocery store recently, and her wallet was stolen from our cart. Of course, we were both very upset at the time, for she works in a pizza shop and I had dropped most of my savings into buying our very own house. A few hours after we got back home, the grocery store manager called...

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COURAGE

Be Courageous When Life Throws You Back

Age 32,loving husband,blessed with a son, earing was like butter on bread, what else a layman wants from its life. Life seems completely settled and I forgot that life is not a bed of roses. One terrified day my life was shattered into pieces. When my husband got paralysis and brain stroke and I lost my job also....

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DO YOUR PART

Just Do Your Part

So many times we will see an issue on the news or hear a story about a problem but we’ll just shrug it off. In my life I’ve always been a person that kind of stayed in my own lane. If asked for help, I will be 100% ready. But if not I strived everyday to be the best person I could be. Until one day, my life...

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PERSEVERANCE

One Way I Learned The Value Of Perseverance

When my dad was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkins lymphoma, he was sent for chemotherapy to a hospital downtown. He drove himself to the hospital for every treatment, then drove himself from the hospital back... ...to WORK, and finished the business day at the office. The determination and courage it took to...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

When A Brain Surgery Followed By Facial Palsy Did Not Stopped Me, What Is That Which Is Stopping You!

Doing an Executive MBA is not something which is extraordinary! I mean people can do and they do. But, in my case it was extraordinary or you can say I say it “extraordinary” because i feel it! It was an extraordinary achievement not because it came along with balancing a 9–5 job with a 6.30 to 9.30pm & beyond...

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