Motivational Stories

Everybody has a dream.
And every day there are people, just like you,
turning their dreams into reality. It’s their
inspirational stories that we tell here.
You’ll read about the faith, hope and
perseverance that helped these people get
to where they are, the families and friends
that supported them, the adversities they
overcame, but most importantly, in these
motivational stories you’ll find the inspiration
to do the same.







Recent Motivational Stories

Going where kindness and hope are rare commodities

by Michelle Cox

Jane Shukitis

I was hooked on quick-fix diets and embarrassed every time I gained back all the weight. Until I found the long-term solution I was looking for.

by Jane Shukitis
, Spencerport, New York

Beach Boy Brian Wilson inspires a host of singers and musicians.

by Edward Grinnan

Leaving a career for motherhood forced a reckoning of true identity.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Joel Osteen

One of America’s best-loved pastors shares his advice on how to make dreams come true.

by Joel Osteen
, Houston, Texas

Amy Grant on the Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Rita Wilson.

Grammy winner Amy Grant stopped by the TODAY show to share her new song. It carries a beautiful message and was written to raise awareness for breast cancer research. 

How to handle a stressful situation with grace, dignity and love

by Michelle Medlock Adams

When it comes to making someone happy, you can start small...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Happy snapshots don't depict a whole life, nor should they.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon

Author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon shares what he learned at the U.S. Military Academy.

by Jon Gordon
, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Kathryn DiMaria does some welding on her 1986 Pontiac Fiero.

Fourteen-year-old Kathryn DiMaria bought a 1986 Pontiac Fiero two years ago and is rebuilding it herself with an eye toward having it road-ready by her 16th birthday.

The Vault's unique set up where customers serve themselves coffee.

According to the owner of "The Vault," a local coffee shop where you serve yourself and pay by the honor system, receipts are usually a bit over what they should be. 

Griffin encourages others to follow their dreams no matter what.

Homeless Florida teen, Griffin Furlong, becomes valedictorian of his high school class, sending an inspiring message to "never give up."

Jon Gordon

Belief can spur action, but sometimes, as motivational speaker and author Jon Gordon reminds us, it's the other way around.

by Jon Gordon
, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

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