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

Peggy Frezon and Kelly

Pet expert Peggy Frezon tells the story of how she and her dog joined forces to create a healthier lifestyle for themselves.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Cliff Snider collects letters from children from his mailbox.

After losing his dad at a young age, he found himself helping kids in an unexpected way.

by Cliff Snider
, High Point, North Carolina

Joe Maddon's inspiring story of teamwork

The inspiring story behind the Tampa Bay Rays and the manager they believed in.

by Tim Wendel

Memorial Day Heroes and their inspiring stories

A teenager learns the importance of war veterans in this inspiring story.

by Nancy Sullivan Geng
, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

In honor of Memorial Day, a writer describes a visit to his family burial plot in this inspirational story.

by Arthur Gordon
, New York, New York

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

Pamela Haskin's mother

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

An artist's rendering of a woman sitting at a typewriter with a child in her lap

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

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