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

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

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

Breakfast recipes: Farm family makes Bumbleberry Jam

Vendors at the Lancaster Farmer's Market bond during a bad storm—over Bumbleberry Jam.

by Trendle Wells
, Lancaster, Ohio

John Wooden's success inspired his players

Basketball coaching legend John Wooden led UCLA to 10 national championships, a success that earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

by Andre McCarter
, Tarzana, California

My son inspired me with his passion for fostering shelter dogs. But his love for Lady the mutt was selfless.

by Cheryl Christensen
, Atlanta, Georgia

Ron Santo's inspiring story of baseball and diabetes

The inspiring story behind his struggle with diabetes—and letting his teammates know the truth.

by Ron Santo
, Scottsdale, Arizona

Inspiring story of young cancer patient's lemonade stand

Our four-year-old daughter was battling cancer. The inspiring story behind her illness wasn't about a cure. It was the lemonade that turned into a miracle.

by Liz Scott
, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

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