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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

Robert G. Heft and the American flag

It started as a creative and innovative school project back in the late 1950s, and ended up the nation's new flag—and a truly inspiring story.

by Richard H. Schneider
, New York, NY

Is a positive attitude good for your health?

by Edward Grinnan

poodle and Sharon Azar at Pets Alive Rescue Shelter

You’ll truly be moved by the inspiring work being done to make sure these animals get the love and care they deserve.


Jill Wolpert

A quilter finds a creative way to use her craft to reconnect with her estranged father.

by Jill Wolpert
, Soldotna, Alaska

Newlyweds Edward and Julee

The heartwarming story of how Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan met his wife

by Edward Grinnan


Victoria Osteen

Things may not have gone your way in the past, but God is always creating new opportunities for you to fulfill your dreams.

by Victoria Osteen
, Author of "Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole"

Stanley Coren and dogs

What one dog did for a grieving widow was miraculous.

by Stanley Coren
, Author, "Born to Bark"

It's What Inspires You Wednesday!

by GP Facebook Fans

Bird sanctuary

Meet this 101-year-old woman who's doing amazing work at a bird sanctuary.


Kendra Drummond

Getting creative in the kitchen helps this military mom hold down the fort.

by Kendra Drummond
, San Antonio, Texas

I thought I was doing something great, merely hooking up their TV. She has devoted her life to making their lives better.

by Doug Snyder

Marion Bond West and husband Gene

I had this funny feeling that something big was about to happen.

by Marion Bond West
, Lilburn, Georgia, and Stillwater, Oklahoma

Michael Lizarraga

Cal State Northridge forward Michael Lizarraga is the nation’s only deaf Division I basketball player. His inspiring story proves how much your attitude counts.

by Ron Berler


We hit a major milestone this week at Guideposts, indeed an inspiring milestone, and it will be my inspiring story for the week.

by Edward Grinnan

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