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

After visiting the Museum of Terror in Budapest, I realized faith and the human spirit seem boundless in their resistance to evil.

by Edward Grinnan

I'm on my way to Oberammergau! It's all part of our new inspirational travel program with Travel With Spirit. I'm excited to meet the 80 Guideposts readers who are coming along.

by Edward Grinnan

Has your cat had his or her regular check-up lately?

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Pets: Earth angel donates to animal shelter

Be an Angel Day? My fiancé and I knew exactly how we wanted to help! Bring a little hope to a local animal shelter.

by Nicole Lorimer
, Assistant Editor

Summer activities for your pets

Think of some of your favorite things to do in the summer...and you might be surprised at what your pet can do, too!

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

After an altercation and an abrupt exit via the emergency slide, do you think this flight attendant is a hero?

by Edward Grinnan

Certain family members asked us what we were going to do with our cat, Lucy, when our children were born. "What a silly question," I thought.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

(c) Christian Witkin/Art Dept/CPI-Syndication

The Oscar-winning actress offers her suggestions of books for people interested in learning more about mental illness.

by Rick Hamlin
, Executive Editor

Nothing makes us more human than our relationships with animals. We are two species who have grown together.

by Edward Grinnan

Happiness is low-fat lentil soup!

How one sea-faring couple found happiness in a low-fat recipe.

by Carolyn Meagher
, Omak, Washington

Kate Snow found this inspiring story in Africa

Dateline NBC correspondent Kate Snow talks about one of the most inspiring stories she's ever done—the story of a true lifelong learner.

by Kate Snow
, New York, New York

My heart is heavy after losing my cat. What I wouldn’t give to stroke the soft grey fur of my beloved animal once again.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Glenn Close with her sister Jessie

Mental illness in actress Glenn Close's family has inspired her to campaign for awareness and hope.

by Glenn Close
, New York, New York

Furnishing hope, one step at a time

A couple is inspired to give others hope after watching a made-for-TV movie

by James Orcutt
, South Easton, Massachusetts

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