Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn Vos Savant
We are constantly immersed in stories—from
television news to films, novels and
TV programs. The inspiring real-life
stories we tell here are stories of faith,
hope and love, stories of challenges
overcome as well as small unexpected
moments of grace.
More importantly, our inspiring true stories
are about and by people like you.
People who have discovered how to
live their lives with more hope and joy
and, through their stories and experiences,
have helped others to do the same.
In this story from November 1953, the heroic general shares a holiday tale that is nearly 100 years ago.
In this story from May 1981, the actor and comedian recalls how an answered prayer led him to found Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital.