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Inspirational Stories

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.

 

Recent Inspirational Stories

Autism is a challenge—for the whole family. Read these powerful stories of hope from the parents of autistic children.


I was plenty grateful myself in the doldrums of middle age—or at least it seems like that sometimes—to reconnect briefly with the inspired adventures of my own youth.

by Edward Grinnan

I will swear to my dying day, that Dr. Mimi came and laid on the very place where I was hurting—and her warmth helped heal me.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

A wonderful audio slideshow about how exercise saved Marion Bond West's life


Fun ways to walk with your pets!

Fun fall walk-a-thons fund our best friends!

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

When are we more alive, more connected to a power greater than ourselves than at those moments in life when we can say that we are truly happy? Tell me, what makes you happy?

by Edward Grinnan

Inspiring stories about dog adoption

Guideposts staffers share inspiring stories about how their beloved dogs came to be in their lives.


Dealing with special needs animals, a person needs unconditional love, patience and acceptance. Every pet deserves a chance.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Jason Lester's inspiring story of becoming Ultraman

Athlete and author Jason Lester didn’t let his paralyzed arm stop him from achieving his goal of becoming an Ultraman. His inspiring story will motivate you to push harder in life and believe that you can do anything.

by Alina Larson


Pets: Earth angel saves dogs and finds a friend

The inspiring story of a New York-bound working girl and her unexpected companion

by Megan Cherkezian


The Shofar (ram's horn) is blown during services on Yom Kippur.

Lesson learned from the Jewish Day of Atonement

by Adam Hunter
, New York, New York

A chat with director Gregg Champion about the success of Amish Grace, starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

by Jessica Bloustein

Inspiring story of Wassner sisters

Laurel Wassner's triathlon success comes after a battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read her inspiring story to find out how she fought through illness to achieve victory.

by Ron Berler


A member of Rescue Ink with one of the dogs the group rescued

This special group is dedicated to making sure animals are safe and protected.


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