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

Brett Hull

The son of hockey's all-time-great Bobby Hull wanted to be as good as his dad. Then he discovered success in just being himself.

by Brett Hull

Finding the Keys to Success: Bobby Flay with Mom and Dad

How hard work—and a call from dad—helped Bobby Flay go from teen dropout to celebrated chef.

by Bobby Flay
, New York, New York

Dinner recipes: Casserole through the generations

First it was Mrs.Voight's special dish. Then it was Mother's. Now it's mine.

by Doralee Forsythe Simko
, Jacksonville, Florida

George Dawson

In honor of Black History Month, we're sharing George Dawson's inspiring story of overcoming his pride to achieve what he was seeking.

by George Dawson
, Dallas, Texas

After falling into an icy crevasse, a snowmobiler relies on hope and faith to get a rescue.

by Marv Schouten
, Lynden, Washington

A daughter comes to learn that her mother found happiness in a different and wonderful way.

by Pamela Haskin
, Central, Alaska

Mike Wallace in the newsroom

Those suffering from depression often keep it a secret. Legendary newsman Mike Wallace knows that all too well.

by Mike Wallace
, New York, New York

Mom always told us she'd be a writer one day...her success turned out to be a big inspiration.

by Betty McFarlane
, Littleton, Colorado

Golden Retriever is earth angel for family

She'd certainly touched my life in a way no animal ever had.

by Sara Whalen
, Middletown, New York

Family bakes mom's dinner rolls together

Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without my wife's homemade yeast rolls.

by Kevin Williamson
, Blue Springs, Missouri

Jane Boucher

Jane Boucher helps you find success—and enjoy working for it—in the workplace.

by Jane Boucher
, Reno, Nevada

Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne is the godfather of fitness. Turning 90 didn't stop him. Read his inspiring story of strength and determination.

by James McDermott

A cat-lover reflects on how her cats' purring resembles prayer and vice versa.

by Mary Ann O'Roark
, New York, New York

A sailor is tossed overboard and left with nothing but hope and faith to survive in the cold water.

by David Zaharik
, Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada

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