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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

Dad's two hooligan kitties brought us a little light in a dark time, just by doing what cats do.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Trisha Yearwood relies on family recipes for Thanksgiving

Her first Thanksgiving away from home, the country star discovered that gratitude and tradition can travel far.

by Trisha Yearwood
, Owasso, Oklahoma

Ike Ditzenberger scores touchdown in high school football game

The inspiring story of a high school football player's shining moment.

by Ron Berler


The Guideposts organization is blessed with an amazing advisory group called the National Cabinet. Their true contributions are their time, their passion and their prayers.

by Edward Grinnan

Finding cute and funny cat videos online can help boost your mood and increase your happiness every day!

by 4 Feline Fanatics

Len Berman

Veteran New York City sportscaster Len Berman talks about choosing the 25 greatest baseball players of all time, and the inspiring stories that helped him decide!


Autism is a challenge—for the whole family. Read these powerful stories of hope from the parents of autistic children.


I was plenty grateful myself in the doldrums of middle age—or at least it seems like that sometimes—to reconnect briefly with the inspired adventures of my own youth.

by Edward Grinnan

I will swear to my dying day, that Dr. Mimi came and laid on the very place where I was hurting—and her warmth helped heal me.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

A wonderful audio slideshow about how exercise saved Marion Bond West's life


Fun ways to walk with your pets!

Fun fall walk-a-thons fund our best friends!

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

When are we more alive, more connected to a power greater than ourselves than at those moments in life when we can say that we are truly happy? Tell me, what makes you happy?

by Edward Grinnan

Inspiring stories about dog adoption

Guideposts staffers share inspiring stories about how their beloved dogs came to be in their lives.


Dealing with special needs animals, a person needs unconditional love, patience and acceptance. Every pet deserves a chance.

by 4 Feline Fanatics

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